Specification has Announce Its Ubuntu operating system now supports two RISC-V boards from SiFive, namely HiFive Unleashed and HiFive Unmatched.
SiFive may sound familiar.That’s because Intel reportedly provided Acquisition company Say 2 billion dollars Will make SiFive chipsAnd revealed plans to integrate the new SiFive P550 processor into Its 7nm Horse Creek platform.
HiFive release and HiFive is unbeatable Before these announcements. HiFive Unleashed has actually been discontinued, so curious enthusiasts who have not yet purchased will have to choose HiFive Unmatched.
“The availability of Ubuntu running on HiFive boards is the result of the joint efforts of Canonical and SiFive engineering teams,” Canonical said in yesterday’s announcement. “With the support of the SiFive engineering team, Canonical’s team is in the ongoing process of porting Ubuntu to the HiFive board, which is part of the long-term cooperation between the two companies.”
Why bother? Canonical stated that this is because “RISC-V has great potential and is becoming a competitive ISA in multiple markets”, which means “porting Ubuntu to RISC-V to become a reference operating system for early adopters It’s easy.”
This deal should make SiFive’s products (and therefore RISC-V) more accessible to many people. Ubuntu may not be everyone’s favorite Linux distribution, but it is stable and easier to develop for an established operating system than a blank canvas.
There are currently three Ubuntu images available to SiFive customers. HiFive Unleashed supports the current Ubuntu 21.04 version; HiFive Unmatched can run Ubuntu 21.04 and Ubuntu 20.04.2 long-term support (LTS) versions.