Published May 16, 2023 | Version v1
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Harnessing Hardware Acceleration with RISC-V and the EU Processor

  • 1. The University of Manchester
  • 2. Codeplay Ltd.
  • 3. National Technical University of Athens


In this talk, we will present the newly EU-funded project AERO (Accelerated EU Cloud) whose mission is to bring up and optimize the software stack of cloud deployments on top of the EU processor. After providing an overview of the AERO project, we will expand on two main components of the software stack to enable seamless acceleration of various programming languages on RISC-V architectures; namely, ComputeAorta which enables the generation of RISC-V vector instructions from SPIR-V binary modules, and TornadoVM which enables transparent hardware acceleration of managed applications. Finally, we will describe how the ongoing integration of ComputeAorta and TornadoVM will enable a plethora of applications from managed languages to harness RISC-V auto-vectorization completely transparently to developers.



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AERO – Accelerated EuRopean clOud 101092850
European Commission