Intel to Create RISC-V Development Platform with SiFive P550 Cores on 7nm in 2022

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As part of SiFive's announcements today, along with enabling SiFive IP on Intel's Foundry Service offerings, Intel will be creating its own RISC-V development...
platform using its 7nm process technology. This platform, called Horse Creek, will feature several of SiFive's new Performance P550 cores also being announced today, and will be paired with Intel's DDR and PCIe IP technology.

On first reading into the press release, it isn't 100% clear that Intel's commentary discusses a platform with P550 as a host or as an add-in device: to quote Intel, 'We are pleased to be a lead development partner with SiFive to showcase to mutual customers the impressive performance of their P550 on our 7nm Horse Creek platform'. Intel historically typically keeps its Creek family names, such as Boulder Creek, Cherry Creek, or Timber Creek, for socketed platforms - not for all-in-one embedded development platforms. Not only that, the wording makes it sound like we should consider a RISC-V core as an assistant core managing another part of a system.

However it would appear…
Dr. Ian Cutress
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