‘Shakti’ India’s first Processor is now ready for app development; SDK get Released

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Few days back, India announced its first open source Processor named as ‘Shakti’ which has been funded by the Indian Ministry of Electronic and Information Technology. Now IIT Madras has released the SDK (software development kit) for the processor.

They also promised that in coming days the development board will also be released. The RISE group at the IIT Madras was working on this project from 2016. They were planning to release a family of six class processor, each serving a different market. The RISE group has also promised that the reference processor will be competitive with commercial offerings in terms of area and performance as well as power consumption.

The six class includes E-class, C-class, I-Class, M-Class, S-Class and H-Class. The E-Class is a 3-stage in order processor targeted at embedded devices such as Internet of Things (IoT) device, robotics platforms, motor controls, et cetera. The Class C is a 32-bit 5 stage in-order microcontroller-class of processors supporting 0.2-1 GHz clock speeds. This will be aimed at mid-range application workloads and will be having a very low power profile to save the battery of the phone along with optimal memory protection. The I Class is a 64-bit out-of-order processor a clocking speed of 1.5 to 2.5 GHz and will support multi-threading. It will also be targeting mobiles, storage and networking applicants.

The class S processors are made for the workstation and server-type workloads and enhanced version of the class processor which is for the high performance.

It’s primary feature includes high single-thread performance, optional L4 cache, as well as support for Gen-Z fabric and storage-class memory. It’s really good that India is going to get its own processor. Stay tuned with us and be updated with more Tech News.

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