The popular free operating system Ubuntu is officially available (opens in new tab) Second line of RISC-V single-board computers, this time VisionFive (opens in new tab) Board from Chinese manufacturer StarFive.
raspberry pi (opens in new tab)A board like the one that fits a dual-core 64-bit U74 processor running at 1GHz with 8GB of RAM, a 4K video decoder (but without a good GPU), and some interesting co-processors for neural networks and deep learning. increase. It also has all ports, including GPIO, on a board that is only 4 x 2.8 inches (100 x 72 mm), and until now could only run the official Fedora Linux distribution.
VisionFive’s viability as a desktop board is hampered by the lack of a GPU. In other words, it relies on software rendering. huckster (opens in new tab) I’m pointing out a hardware bug in my review. However, coprocessors are of interest to her vision developers for computers, Cindy Goldberg, vice president of Silicon Her Alliance at Canonical, said in a blog post. , which combines open source software and open source hardware to enable developers to build a wide range of computer vision applications at the edge. I’m excited to see what developers build with this VisionFive board and Ubuntu. ”
As announced in May (opens in new tab), China’s Ubuntu Kylin distribution targets StarFire boards, and this development may be related to that initiative. , a deep dive into RISC-V and other open source technologies. Linux Kernel Itself Gains Mainstream His RISC-V Compatibility (opens in new tab) Go back to version 5.17.
“VisionFive is designed to meet the great demand and high expectations of the RISC-V development board from the industry.”Thanks to Canonical, we are thrilled that Ubuntu works well with VisionFive. is the key to RISC-V high-performance applications.Dedicated to promoting the development of the RISC-V ecosystem, StarFive will work with Canonical to further contribute to the open source world.”
If you have VisionFive, you can get the latest compatible image of Ubuntu. Download here (opens in new tab).