The owner of the MIPS architecture is going to open a set of its teams (ISA) in 2019
Company Wave Computing December 17, 2018 announced the launch of a program of MIPS the Open , in which participants receive free access to the latest instruction sets MIPS bit depth of 32 and 64 (MIPS instruction set architecture (ISA) ) ( the commands themselves and additions, see details. On their website). Also, participants in the program will receive licenses for patents held by the company (for a fee or free of charge - it is not clear yet). The MIPS Open program will be managed by Wave Computing and the advisory board, which is supposed to include equipment manufacturers, partners, universities, and luminaries of science.
These actions should give movement to the community of users of the MIPS architecture , which was very popular earlier and remains significant today. Apparently, the owners of the MIPS architecture were afraid of oblivion because of the spread of paid ARM on the one hand, and free RISC-V (RISC-five) on the other.
It should be noted that while declarations of intent have sounded, the commitment is expected later. Clarification of this issue should be expected in the first quarter of 2019.
Wave Computing announced the acquisition of MIPS Technologies on June 15, 2018 in a press release . The company Wave Computing announces its focus on the areas of AI, ML, Deep Learning, etc. (in general, collected fashionable themes).
Looking around you, the reader can find one or more devices on the MIPS architecture. In Russia, there are quite a few developments that use it.
Part of the message about the sale of MIPS Technologies on the iXBT website is worth citing here:
Note that the deal did not come as a surprise, since Wave Computing CEO Derek Meyer (Derek Meyer) was once the vice-president of sales and marketing of MIPS; Mike Uhler, Operations Vice President, Wave Computing, was previously the Technical Director of MIPS; and Darren Jones (Darren Jones), vice president of engineering engineering for Wave Computing, previously led the same direction at MIPS.
According to whois, mipsopen.com owns Imagination Technologies, Inc., California, US, created by Creation Date: 2018-12-11. It seems that the final product will be the union of the CPU core MIPS + GPGPU core PowerVR + special software.
mipsopen.com (not working yet)
www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page= news_item & px = MIPS-Open-Source-2019
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