[libre-riscv-dev] processor and soc naming

Jacob Lifshay programmerjake at gmail.com
Wed Mar 11 21:15:24 GMT 2020

On Wed, Mar 11, 2020, 13:37 Immanuel, Yehowshua U <yimmanuel3 at gatech.edu>

> I’ve seen the term shakti passed around a lot now.
> I know it refers to a class of open source hardware, but what exactly is
> shakti in the context of LibreSOC?

>From what I understand, Shakti is the common name used for the RISC-V cpu's
that are being designed by the RISE group as part of one of India's
universities: https://shakti.org.in/

Luke originally was working with them and so Libre-SOC is derived/inspired
by the Shakti M Class SOC. Libre-SOC has since evolved into its own
independent thing.

We should probably pick names for our processor core and SoC to
differentiate them from the Shakti M Class and from Libre-SOC as our
organization's name:

I suggest the Libre-SOC 1 for the SoC and Libre-CPU 1 for the processor
core. later iterations will be numbered 2, 3, etc. I registered
libre-cpu.org in case we want to use that.


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