Join the RISC-V Summit to learn how Codeplay is enabling open programming models in RISC-V for AI and HPC

07 December 2020

There is a huge AI accelerator market, but where is it?

Hear Andrew Richards, Founder and CEO of Codeplay Software explain on Wednesday 9th December at the RISC-V Summit.


2020 will go down as a memorable year for many, and it’s also the year when Codeplay Software announced it would enable OpenCL and SYCL open standards to help scale RISC-V for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and High Performance Computing (HPC). Developers will soon benefit from open standards-based software on open source instruction set processors with vector acceleration.

This year, Codeplay is proud to sponsor and support the RISC-V Summit from 8th – 10th December. The momentum behind RISC-V has received huge attention this year and the time is right for Codeplay to contribute familiar open standards programming platforms, opening up a large ecosystem for application developers.

Codeplay will be enabling RISC-V vector processors (RVV) with open standards-based software that provides Artificial Intelligence (AI) and High Performance Computing (HPC) application developers with a familiar programming environment and ecosystem. Using open standard interfaces for programming high performance RISC-V accelerators will enable these software developers to bring advanced intelligence to many market segments, from exascale computers to edge and automotive.

With the recent industry demands to accelerate AI, cloud computing and computer vision, RISC-V enabled systems have become relevant and attractive processing platforms for many System-on-Chip (SOC) developers delivering into HPC and automotive ADAS systems. The existing software ecosystem based on OpenCL and SYCL will provide a familiar C++ platform, giving software developers the ability to easily port existing code from other AI systems as well as bringing an extensive ecosystem of tools, libraries, training and skilled talent.

Codeplay recently announced a project with NSITEXE and Kyoto Microcomputer Co., Ltd. (“KMC”), thanks to Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation (“NEDO”) to bring OpenCL and SYCL support to RISC-V Vector Extension Processors (RVV). This will be the first step to integrating Codeplay’s ComputeAorta and ComputeCpp products, providing OpenCL and SYCL open standards programming platform on RVV.

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