RISC-V Evolving to Address Supercomputers and AI

RISC-V Evolving to Address Supercomputers and AI

The open source RISC-V instruction set architecture is gaining more mainstream attention in the wake of Intel’s rumored $2 billion bid for SiFive, the industry’s leading RISC-V design house. Unfortunately, RISC-V has long been relegated to smaller chips and microcontrollers, limiting its appeal. However, that should change soon as RISC-V International, the organization that oversees…

Intel Infuses CPUs With HBM2E, Sapphire Rapids Incoming

Intel Infuses CPUs With HBM2E, Sapphire Rapids Incoming

Intel has begun enabling Linux support for on-package HBM2E memory for its CPUs, marking a shift to infusing processors with fast memory onboard. This new development comes on the heels of previous Linux patch submissions to enable support for HBM with its upcoming fourth-gen Xeon Scalable ‘Sapphire Rapids’ processors, meaning that some of the company’s…

Raspberry Pi Pico Library Supports VGA Video Output

Raspberry Pi Pico Library Supports VGA Video Output

Developer Miroslav Nemecek has created a Raspberry Pi Pico Library capable of outputting high-res video via VGA. The new project is called PicoVGA, and it’s already available for you to download and tinker with. The developer released the library just this week, and it comes pre-loaded with a series of demos. According to Nemecek, the…

Playdate Handheld Cranks up the Fun

Playdate Handheld Cranks up the Fun

It may look like the unlikely outcome of teleportation experiment involving a Sega Bass Fishing controller and a Game Boy Micro, but Playdate is a tiny, handheld games console with a novel form of input. Image 1 of 3 (Image credit: Panic) Image 2 of 3 (Image credit: Panic) Image 3 of 3 (Image credit:…