Presentation: The Future of Operating Systems on RISC-V

Track: Modern Operating Systems

Location: Westminster, 4th flr.

Duration: 4:10pm - 5:00pm

Day of week: Monday

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Abstract

RISC-V is a free and open instruction set architecture that is seeing frenzied development activity. It also represents a new development model for the hardware industry, enabling cross-industry collaboration on a common standard and spawning a range of open source implementations. This ability to influence its development and to produce new designs by modifying an open source base offers a range of opportunities for closer co-design of hardware and software. With a lower backwards compatibility burden, there is also the potential to break away from design decisions of the past.This talk will give an overview of the status and development of RISC-V as it relates to modern operating systems, highlighting major research strands, controversies, and opportunities to get involved.

Speaker: Alex Bradbury

Co-Founder and Director @lowRISC, LLVM hacker

Alex is Co-Founder of lowRISC CIC, aiming to bring the benefits of open source development to the hardware industry by producing a high quality, secure, and open source SoC and associated infrastructure. He is a well-known member of the LLVM community, and is code owner and primary author of the upstream RISC-V backend. He was previously heavily involved in the Raspberry Pi project - serving as lead Linux developer before it gained a full-time development team.

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