Unleashing Innovation from Core to the Edge

Unleashing Innovation from Core to the Edge

Check out Martin Fink’s slides.

More than 1,100 attendees and 29 exhibiting companies packed into the first RISC-V Summit this month in Santa Clara, California. Western Digital’s Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Martin Fink delivered a keynote entitled, “Unleashing Innovation from Core to the Edge,” punctuated by three new Western Digital developed open-source innovations. These efforts are designed to support the company’s desire for open standard interfaces, our internal RISC-V development needs and those of the growing RISC-V ecosystem. These included plans to release to the open source community Western Digital’s first RISC-V core, the SweRV Core™, as well as the immediate availability of the OmniXtend™ specification for cache coherent memory over a network and the SweRV ISS™ (Instruction Set Simulator). These innovations are expected to accelerate development of new open, purpose-built compute architectures for Big Data and Fast Data environments.

Watch Martin’s keynote speech above, and for more information about RISC-V, visit our Innovation page, read our previous blog articles or follow @WesternDigiCTO on Twitter for news and views from the Office of the CTO. Plus, look for more on the RISC-V Summit and SweRV™ in the coming months.

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