By Blaise Tine
Vortex is an open source Hardware and Software project to support GPGPU based on RISC-V ISA extensions. Currently Vortex supports OpenCL/CUDA and it runs on FPGA. The vortex platform is highly customizable and scalable with a complete open source compiler, driver and runtime software stack to enable research in GPU architectures/compiler/run-time systems.
Blaise Tine is a Professor in Computer Science Department at University of California, Los Angeles. He is a recent PhD Student graduate in the school of Computer Science at Georgia Institute of Technology, where he has lead the Vortex project. His research interests are in the area of hardware accelerators and software co-design, focusing in the architecture design, programming languages and compiler tools to support heterogenous computing. He is also interested in domain-specific applications of accelerators such as 3D graphics, graphs analytics, and machine learning.