The open source movement has demonstrated that innovation can be maximized with a large community working toward a common goal. Open source innovation often happens at a much faster pace, and can be far more focused on customer needs than when a proprietary model is used. RISC-V can democratize compute architecture and enable the creation of custom silicon without requiring an overwhelming investment or a high-volume guarantee.
Martin Fink, Western Digital’s Chief Technology Officer, delivered the opening keynote at the recent Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) Silicon Summit in San Jose, CA. Martin described the exponential growth we’re seeing in both the volume and value of data, Big Data and Fast Data applications and use cases, and then discussed RISC-V, the purpose-built instruction set architecture.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-t5gytxZcM What is RISC-V? Why should it matter to you? And why is Western Digital going all in with this...
RISC-V is ideally suited to serve as the foundation of data-centric compute architectures. As an OS processor, it can enable purpose-built architectures by supporting the independent scaling of resources. Its modular design approach allows for more efficient processors for edge and mobile systems.