Open Architectures to Accelerate Industry Growth
TimeTuesday, July 12th11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
LocationDAC Pavilion, Level 2 Exhibit Hall
Event Type
Tech Talk
DescriptionThere is an exponential growth in demand for workload specific compute in artificial intelligence (both training and inference), network and storage acceleration, 5G/6G edge servers, media acceleration, high performance compute (ex. Vector processing), graphics, and gaming. The industry is facing many architectural challenges to improve cost, performance, power, security, etc. to meet this demand. The solution will require a broad alignment around standardized open architectures from the ISA to the SoC level, alignment of the IP supplier ecosystem, cooperation in standards, new EDA tools, and support from foundries and packaging suppliers.

These open architectures will need to support the established and growing SW ecosystem around x86 while seamlessly blending in RISC-V as the new open ISAs at the center of domain specific computation. RISC-V as a new open architecture will need industry cooperation to mature the ISA, the SoC silicon architecture, the platform architecture, and the open-source software stack.

These open architectures must embrace disaggregation. The new disaggregated architectures will need new packaging technologies to be co-optimized with interconnect technologies with full support from Foundries and the IP Ecosystem. New EDA tools will be needed to optimize the overall silicon partitioning and accelerate the development cycles of each partition.

This talk will highlight some of the recent progress in the industry, and a call to collaborate on enabling and supporting these new architectures.