— Open Source Hardware User Group

Event #75 — Inaugural London RISC-V meetup

On the 22 July 2019, 17:30 - 20:30 at IET London, Watson-Watt room, 2 Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL, [map] (51.51007, -0.11933)

Please register to attend.

This will be the inaugural London meetup for the RISC-V community, hosted by the BCS Open Source Specialist Group and the UK Open Source Hardware User Group. As with the other UK meetups, we provide an opportunity to share the latest ideas around the RISC-V ecosystem, combined with plenty of time for networking. However unlike other meetups, the London meetup will have a specific focus on the open source aspects of RISC-V.

This is a joint meeting with the British Computer Society Open Source Specialist Group.

The LowRISC project

Alex Bradbury will talk about lowRISC, a non-profit community interest company, using collaborative engineering to develop and maintain open source silicon designs and tools. Their expertise includes processor and SoC design, with a particular focus on hardware security, design verification, RISC-V tools, and the LLVM compiler.

Alex Bradbury (@asbradbury) is a Co-founder and Director of the lowRISC project. You may also be familiar with his LLVM work, and the LLVM Weekly newsletter.

The OpenHW Group

Rick O'Connor will introduce the Open Hardware Group, an industry and academia grouping, aiming to provide high quality free RISC-V hardware and software IP.

Rick O'Connor is Executive Director of OpenHW.

The XCrypt instruction set extension

Ben Marshall will talk about his work at Bristol University on the SCARV project: a side-channel hardened RISC-V platform. He’ll introduce the XCrypt instruction set extension for RISC-V.

Ben Marshall is a Research Associate on the SCARV project.

Note: There is networking over tea, coffee & biscuits from 5:30pm. The talks will start at 18:00 prompt. There will be opportunity to network further from 19:30 at the IET, continuing later at the Coal Hole pub on the Strand.

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