The new Ventana Veyron V1 RISC-V CPU core running at 3.6GHz in 5nm is the centerpiece of a compute chiplet solution with chiplets supplied by different companies.
Ventana Micro Systems has announced its Veyron family of data-center class RISC-V processors, which will be offered in the form of high-performance chiplets and IP. The first processor in this family, the Veyron V1, was announced at this week’s RISC-V Summit by Ventana founder and CEO Balaji Baktha.
The new RISC-V CPU core is the centerpiece of a compute chiplet solution with chiplets supplied by different companies. Ventana’s Veyron platform solution also enables the integration of a flexible domain-specific accelerator for hardware/software co-design. Ventana said the Veyron V1 is the first RISC-V processor to provide single-thread performance that is competitive with the latest incumbent processors for data center, automotive, 5G, AI, and client applications. It said the Veyron V1’s efficient microarchitecture also enables the highest single-socket performance among competing architectures.
Ventana said the standards-based Veyron V1 compute chiplet and reference platform enable customers a time-to-market acceleration of up to two years and a reduction of development costs by up to 75%. Chiplet-based solutions also provide better unit economics by ‘right sizing’ compute, I/O, and memory. Composable architectures leveraging chiplets allow companies to focus on their innovation and differentiation to achieve workload optimization. Additionally, Ventana is providing a software development kit (SDK) which includes an extensive set of software building blocks already proven on Ventana’s RISC-V platform.