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.