Thursday, April 20, 2017

Tool for checking complex computer architectures reveals flaws in emerging design

04/20/2017 04:35 PM EDT

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With backing from some of the largest technology companies, a major project called RISC-V seeks to facilitate open-source design for computer chips, offering the possibility of opening chip designs beyond the few firms that currently dominate the space. As the project moves toward a formal release, researchers at Princeton University have discovered a series of errors in the RISC-V instruction specification that now are leading to changes in the new system.


Full story at http://www.princeton.edu/engineering/news/archive/?id=17707

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Princeton University, Engineering School


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