Vivian Blanchard Named VP Hardware R&D at SiPearl

Maisons-Laffitte (France), May 4, 2023 – SiPearl, the company building the high-performance low-power microprocessor for exascale supercomputers in Europe, has announced the appointment of Vivian Blanchard as vice president hardware research & development. Previously serving as head of Atos’ ASIC Research & Development Department, he joined SiPearl to support the growth of the hardware R&D […]

SiPearl Says Rhea Exascale Chip Has Entered Accelerated Simulation Phase for 2022 Launch

SiPearl, the company designing the Rhea microprocessor for the European exascale supercomputer, announced it has passed a milestone before the chip’s scheduled 2022 launch. The company said it is moving into an “accelerated simulation phase” on the Veloce Strato hardware emulator from Siemens Digital Industries Software. SiPeal said the hardware emulation platform provides its chips […]

European Processor Initiative Reaches Important Milestones in First Year

The European Processor Initiative (EPI) has announced the completion of important milestones in its first year. “The first-generation chip family, named Rhea, will include Arm ZEUS architecture general purpose cores and prototypes of high energy-efficient accelerator tiles: RISC-V based (EPAC), Multi-Purpose Processing Array (MPPA), embedded FPGA (eFPGA) and cryptography HW engine. First Rhea chips will be fabricated in N6 technology aiming at the highest processing capabilities and energy efficiency.”