RISC-V: THE CORNERSTONE ISA FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF HPC INFRASTRUCTURES
Call for Workshop at HiPEAC 2023 – Jan 18th from 10:00 to 13:00
RISC-V is unique, even revolutionary, because it is a free, open-source ISA to which software can be ported, hardware can be developed, and processors can be built without the cost of licensing proprietary ISAs and/or paying royalties.
The current rise of RISC-V coincides with the slowing of Moore’s Law, meaning that increases in total processing power no longer comes along with new fabrication technologies, with the explosive growth in machine learning and AI applications, demanding massive increases in processing power, and with the growing availability in the market of chips designed by different vendors.
There are currently a large number of RISC-V-based hardware products from different companies, and there are a variety of off-the-shelf, low-cost development boards as well as boards suitable for compute-intensive applications running standard Linux. The freedom to conflgure and customize the RISC-V ISA in accordance with the applications’ needs, including custom instructions, is one of its strongest appeals of RISC-V for compute-intensive applications, making the RISC-V ISA an attractive choice for an unprecedented number of use cases in HPC and AI, loT, Virtual/Augmented Reality. The future will see an explosion of applications that are designed for RISC-V.
This workshop will bring together researchers from diverse disciplines, representatives from industries, computer architects, developers of scientiflc applications and users to describe the state of the art and outline the paths to be taken by RISC-V to make it the preferred ISA for HPC applications. Co-design is a tremendous opportunity for fostering collaborations among the developers of application, hardware architects, data centers and users. Co-design will impact all scales of computing from desktops to supercomputers because all these scales face similar challenges in performance, energy efficiency, concurrency, data movement and applications’ programmability. For RISC-V in large HPC infrastructures, there will be additional challenges including scalability and reliability that are brought about by the extreme size of such systems. The workshop will provide a lively discussion and present early experiences and use cases of H PC infrastructures powered by RISC-V platforms.
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