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Western Digital CTO Martin Fink discussing RISC-V strategy
Leader Insights

Accelerating the RISC-V Ecosystem

Learn about accelerating the RISC-V ecosystem: 1. The current state of the ecosystem; 2. What it needs and the work that must be done. For those who want to be part of defining, inventing and creating where the world's going to be and how the next generation of applications are going to be optimized, this is the time to be involved.
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Emerging Technologies

How Open Innovation Can Free the Data Path

A general purpose processor is fine for most servers and mobile phones, but isn’t optimized for the specific requirements created by the rise of Big Data and Fast Data applications. A big data application such as analytics has a very different processing profile that can handle large amounts of data versus a Fast Data application such as autonomous car controls, which requires time-critical processing for smaller amounts of data.