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Wednesday, October 28 • 14:35 - 14:55
Keynote: The RISC-V Vector Processor in EPI - Jesús Labarta Mancho, Director, Computer Sciences Department, Barcelona Supercomputing Center

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The European Processor Initiative (EPI) project aims at developing European processor technology for HPC and emerging application areas. Beyond leveraging Arm technology, an important objective of the project is to develop a fully owned implementation of a generic accelerator based on the RISC-V vector extension ISA.
The goal of this talk is to describe the fundamental vision behind the design of such an accelerator and its architectural features. I will report on the implementation status of the first version of the micro architecture. I will also present the software development vehicle (SDV) frameworks used to steer a holistic co-design approach including operating systems and overall system software developments to homogenize the heterogeneous combination of different cores in the overall platform.

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Jesús Labarta Mancho

Director, Computer Sciences Department, Barcelona Supercomputing Center
Prof. Jesús Labarta received his Ph.D. in Telecommunications Engineering from UPC in 1983, where he has been a full professor of Computer Architecture since 1990. He was Director of European Center of Parallelism at Barcelona from 1996 to the creation of BSC in 2005, where he is the Director of the C... Read More →

Wednesday October 28, 2020 14:35 - 14:55 GMT
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