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Re: Libre RISC-V M-Class with Open-Source GPU and Kazan Vulkan driver
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2018, 12:36:57 am »
Interesting project, but I don't think anyone is going to raise USD $6 million for a SOC. It's still a bit early for Libre Hardware at the silicon level.

A lot of people like the idea of Libre designs, but even most of those don't really want to pay a premium for it. Everyone is fine with OSS because it generally also means free as in beer.
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Re: Libre RISC-V M-Class with Open-Source GPU and Kazan Vulkan driver
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2018, 12:44:08 am »
Are you affiliated or just sharing?
Looks like they're part of this. programmerjake is the Jacob listed at the end of this update article.
 

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Re: Libre RISC-V M-Class with Open-Source GPU and Kazan Vulkan driver
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2018, 12:13:24 pm »
Sadly, Luke (lkcl) has a string of unfinished and undelivered projects behind him, including most recently the EOMA68 computer with $231880 raised and two years late and counting. For very good reasons of course.  https://www.crowdsupply.com/eoma68/micro-desktop

Lots of people are going to be making RISC-V processors with the *standard* Vector processing extension for things like GPUs (and even more so to run OpenCL and the like) in about a year from now.
 


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