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Discussion on CPU Architectures

Mon Jul 11, 2022 6:26 pm

MIPS is basically dead.. the company went in favor of RISC-V ..
Tilera got sold to Mellanox which got sold to nVidia .. TILE got dropped from the linux kernel.

So that leaves PPC, and ARM.

Anyway I just want to know:
How secure is the future sourcing for "trailing-edge" chips for Mikrotik Hardware? I understand existing IP cores and chips will be available for years to come.
Who handles the IP for the deprecated/dropped architectures?
What's Mikrotik's take on RISC-V?

I love the fact that MIkrotik Router's cater to such a wide range of hardware capabilities. But everything goes to a singularity.
 
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Re: Discussion on CPU Architectures

Mon Jul 11, 2022 7:27 pm

i think PPC is dead too, at least on MikroTik

i think RISC-V will be a major player but not yet,

Now ARM is a good platform


Future transition to RISC-V, is not a MikroTik sole decision, in fact hardware vendors set the pace on architectures, (qualcomm, marvell etc)

When we have a state of the art Networking SOC with RISC-V we can talk about migrating to it, is not so easy like using an ESP32 with RISC-V Core
 
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Re: Discussion on CPU Architectures

Tue Jul 12, 2022 10:17 am

TILE is essentially a stripped-down ARM core

the compiler was ARM with some disabled instructions (analogous to the realtek cores, that are MIPS in principle, but lacks the "MMX" equivalent instructions)

i feel even containers should work, provided someone compiles one based on the old kernel toolchains
 
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Re: Discussion on CPU Architectures

Wed Jul 13, 2022 9:21 pm

PowerPC is certainly soon dead. Some telecoms-vendors still hang on but the next generations will be ARM or embedded x86. ARM is more or less replacing MIPS in SoHo devices.

RISC-V, haven't seen a single device with it yet, a part for some development-boards.
 
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Re: Discussion on CPU Architectures

Wed Jan 04, 2023 10:46 pm

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Regarding to the current RISC-V status available on the market:

SoCs/Processors which are trending:

SBCs which are commercially available and community development is ongoing (including Open Source Hardware):

StarFive VisionFive 2:

Sipeed Lichee Pi 4A

Pine64 STAR64 (it's on the way):

More hardware with RISC-V:

Hope MikroTik embrace RISC-V soon.
 
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Re: Discussion on CPU Architectures

Thu Jan 05, 2023 2:03 pm

Just a bunch of Chinese development boards with horrible software support. Where is the actual products?

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