At this time, RISC-V CPU design firm SiFive launched a brand new processor household with two core designs: P270 (a Linux-capable CPU with full assist for RISC-V’s vector extension 1.0 launch candidate) and P550 (the highest-performing RISC-V CPU thus far).
There’s fairly a bit to unpack right here right this moment. Not solely did SiFive announce these two new core designs, it additionally partnered with Intel. Intel would be the fundamental improvement associate on the P550 core on Intel’s 7nm course of, and more than likely, Intel may also construct its personal SoCs utilizing these P550 cores. In different phrases, there’s a number of IP sharing happening right here. It is a large step for each RISV-V and SiFive, and bodes nicely for the open supply ISA as a complete.