As Arm gains more support from major cloud service providers, Ventana Micro Systems is hoping to disrupt the Arm and x86 worlds with data center chips that are based on RISC-V, an open-standard, royalty-free instruction set architecture backed by the likes of Intel, Google and Qualcomm.
Over the past six months, the company shared with me some of the details of its plans that seemed quite compelling. This week at the RISC-V Summit the company officially announced what had been in stealth for years- Veyron, what the company calls “the world’s first datacenter-class RISC-V CPU.”
Last week we attended the RISC-V Summit in San Jose. Traction in the RISC-V ecosystem is accelerating faster and faster. The embedded world has shipped 10’s billions of RISC-V cores collectively over the last few years.