Soft Machines Unveils VISC™ Microprocessor Architecture Breakthrough; Revives Performance-per-Watt Scaling
Soft Machines Inc., a Silicon
“I believe VISC ushers in the third wave of computer architecture,” stated Soft Machines
The VISC architecture is based on the concept of “virtual cores” and “virtual hardware threads.” This new approach enables dynamic allocation and sharing of resources across cores. Microprocessors based on CISC and RISC architectures make use of “physical cores” and “software threads,” an approach that has been technologically and economically hamstrung by transistor utilization, frequency and
“We founded Soft Machines with the mission of reviving microprocessor
The VISC architecture scales by changing the number of virtual cores and virtual threads. This approach provides a single architecture capable of addressing the needs of applications spanning from the Internet of Things (IoT), to mobile, and to data center markets.
“Soft Machines’ VISC architecture takes a big step forward in solving the most critical problem in CPU design today:
Mohammad Abdallah will present the VISC™ architecture overview today at the Linley Processor Conference in Santa Clara. The company will also demonstrate a dual virtual core VISC
“It’s pleasure to know that the Russian school of system programming is one of the best in the world. A very strong team capable of solving the most complex problems was created during the last 5 years. SMWare engineers developed virtual software layer on
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SMWare LLC is a wholly owned Russian subsidiary of Soft Machines, Inc. SMWare employs more than 50 highly skilled engineers solving problems in the field of computer architecture, operating systems, compilers, virtual machines and system programming. “Virtual Software Layer” is one of the key components of breakthrough VISC Architecture. Virtual Software Layer enables VISC technology to be applied to any existing and new ISA/software ecosystem without requiring any changes. Virtual Software Layer is fully developed by SMWare team. Soft Machines has launched its operations in Russia back in 2009 under the leadership of Alexander Drozdov. In addition, both RVC (Russia Venture Company) and RUSNANO have made significant investment in Soft Machines given the strategic importance of CPU and SoC technologies for the future of Russian semiconductor and microelectronics industry.