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E4 Computer Engineering joins the RISC-V Ecosystem Interactive Landscape
A further demonstration of E4 Computer Engineering’s commitment in the RISC-V ecosystem.
E4 Computer Engineering is pleased to announce its listing in the RISC-V Ecosystem Interactive Landscape in the Implementations/HPC segment. E4 Computer Engineering is a strong supporter and active contributor to the RISC-V ecosystem and the listing, beyond confirming that E4 is a key player in the ecosystem, is an encouragement and a stimulus for E4 to making RISC-V the most efficient place to foster innovation.
“I’m thrilled to see E4 listed” says Cosimo Damiano Gianfreda, CEO and Co-Founder of E4 Computer Engineering. “Our commitment in the RISC-V ecosystem started in 2021, when, building on more than 20 years of developing and integrating innovative technologies, E4 successfully integrated Monte Cimone in collaboration with DEI-UNIBO, the Electric, Electronic and Information Engineering “Guglielmo Marconi” department of the University di Bologna, and CINECA, the leading Italian supercomputing center.”
Monte Cimone is a cluster aimed at enabling the co-design of high performance scientific and engineering applications and the supporting software stack on RISC-V. Monte Cimone is the first RISC-V ISA cluster specifically designed, built, and validated for co-design activities targeted to enable its use in the HPC ecosystem and having a fully functioning environment as the primary target.
Monte Cimone enables developers to test and validate scientific and engineering workloads in a rich software stack, including development tools, libraries for message-passing programming, BLAS, FFT, drivers for HS networks and I/O devices. The objective is to achieve a future-ready position capable of addressing and leveraging the features of the RISC-V ISA for scientific and engineering applications and workloads in an operational environment. The continuous dialogue between E4 Computer Engineering, DEI-UNIBO and CINECA enabled Monte Cimone to achieve such a level of stability and reliability, both in term of HW and SW, to run various workflows (e.g. Quantum Espresso, OpenFOAM) and enabling further applications to be ported.
Daniele Gregori, CSO of E4 Computer Engineering, adds “The growth and reach of the RISC-V ecosystem continues to inspire me. We are witnessing an incredible increase in porting activities for a huge number of applications, with a widely diversified range of software workloads. Moreover, the last RISC-V Summit in Barcelona gathered more than 500 people, and intensive work is going on these days to strengthen this ecosystem both in Europe and elsewhere to develop a generation of RISC-V based processors targeted to the most intense HPC workload.”