Esperanto Technologies to develop energy-efficient AI chips on RISC-V architecture

In Embedded Computing Design.

In a presentation at the 7th RISC-V Workshop, Esperanto Technologies announced that it plans to develop energy-efficient computing solutions for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning based on the open standard RISC-V Instruction Set Architecture (ISA).

The company’s first RISC-V AI system on chips (SoCs) will leverage 16 ET-Maxion 64-bit RISC-V cores, 4,096 energy-efficient ET-Minion RISC-V cores (each with a vector floating point unit), and be designed on 7 nm CMOS process technology.

“By basing our chip on RISC-V we can take advantage of the growing software base of operating systems, compilers, and applications. RISC-V is so simple and extensible that we can deliver world-class TeraFlop levels of computing without needing to resort to proprietary instruction sets, thereby greatly increasing software availability,” commented Dave Ditzel, President and CEO of Esperanto Technologies.

Esperanto Technologies also plans to license its ET-Maxion and ET-Minion cores to help proliferate the RISC-V architecture.

2018-07-01T23:05:27+00:00November 28th, 2017|