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FOSSi Dial-Up is the premier online event around Free and Open Source Silicon and EDA tools. It features selected speakers from the rapidly developing FOSSi ecosystem.

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  • Our current set of episodes focuses on the topic "Evolving Communities". Free and Open Source Silicon and its ecosystem has existed for at least 20 years now and it has seen ups and downs and a rapid growth just over the last couple of years. Learn more about how developer communities changed over time, which challenges they faced and how they benefit from latest developments.
  • First Impressions from the Skywater Open Source PDK Shuttle

    June 15, 2021 15:00 GMT, 16:00 BST, 08:00 PDT, 23:00 CST

    In 2020 FOSSi Dial-Up kick-off with a big bang: Tim Ansell presenting the Skywater Open Source PDK. The project got a lot of attention and many developers in the community got their first time experience with backend chip design. Even bigger was the excitement when free spots on the chip shuttle for 40 community designs were announced.

    In this session multiple participants of the "MPW-ONE" shuttle run will present their designs and discuss their experience:

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  • Jonathan Balkind - Growing OpenPiton

    June 22, 2021 15:00 GMT, 16:00 BST, 08:00 PDT, 23:00 CST

    For six years, OpenPiton has provided hardware designs, build and verification scripts, and other infrastructure to enable efficient, detailed research into manycores and systems-on-chip. It enables open-source hardware development through its open design and support of a plethora of open simulators and CAD tools. OpenPiton was first designed to perform cutting-edge computer architecture research at Princeton University and opening it up to the public has led to thousands of downloads and numerous academic publications spanning many subfields within computing.

    In this talk, Jonathan will share some of the lessons learned during the development of OpenPiton, provide examples of how OpenPiton has been used to efficiently test novel research ideas, and discuss how OpenPiton has evolved due to its open development and feedback from the open-source community.

    About the speaker: Jonathan is the lead developer of the OpenPiton platform and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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