Jesus Labarta from BSC attended the Open Source Summit and gave a keynote there. The talk described how EPI 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 was to describe the fundamental vision behind the design of such an accelerator and its architectural features. Jesus Labarta reported on the implementation status of the first version of the microarchitecture and also presented the software development vehicle (SDV) frameworks used to steer a holistic co-design approach including operating system and overall system software developments to homogenize the heterogeneous combination of different cores in the overall platform. Materials available here: https://www.european-processor-initiative.eu/dissemination-material/epi-open-source-summit/