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Wednesday, September 15 • 8:45am - 9:05am
OVI: The Open Vector Interface - Roger Espasa & Alberto Moreno, SemiDynamics

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OVI is an open protocol to connect a RISC-V core with a loosely coupled vector unit compliant to the RISC-V vector specification. OVI has been used to connect the Avispado core from SemiDynamics to the Vitriuvius vector unit from the Barcelona Supercomputing Center. In this talk we will cover the details of the protocol and explain how it can enable a quicker implementation of a RISC-V compliant vector unit with custom extensions.

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Alberto Moreno

Hardware Architect, SemiDynamics
Alberto Moreno obtained his Ph.D. in computer Science at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in Barcelona. He has authored several publications on asynchronous circuits and ring oscillators clocks before joining its current position as hardware architect at SemiDynami... Read More →
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Roger Espasa

CEO, SemiDynamics Technology Services
Roger Espasa got his Phd in Computer Science from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in 1997. Between 1999 and 2001 he worked for the Alpha Microprocessor Group on a vector extension to the Alpha architecture known as Tarantula. Between 2002 and 2014 Roger worked at Intel developing... Read More →


Wednesday September 15, 2021 8:45am - 9:05am PDT
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