Open Hardware: Chinese chip designers hope to topple Arm's Cortex-A76 with XiangShan RISC-V design


This has flown under the Western Media radar but may be significant in terms of open hardware licensing. Worth watching to keep track of execution.

“The Institute of Computing Technology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICT CAS) has showcased progress on a fully open-source processor, designed around the RISC-V architecture, which it hopes will offer competition for Arm parts at the performance end of the market. Developed from the opening of a GitHub repository to booting Debian Linux in a matter of months, with work currently progressing on a higher-performance second iteration, XiangShan, or "Fragrant Hills", comes with bold promises […]”

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