SW-HW Framework: Graphic Rendering on RISC-V GPUs (Georgia Tech, Cal Poly)


A new technical paper titled “Skybox: Open-Source Graphic Rendering on Programmable RISC-V GPUs” was published by researchers at Georgia Tech, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo.

Abstract Excerpt:
“In this work, we present Skybox, a full-stack open-source GPU architecture with integrated software, compiler, hardware, and simulation environment, that enables end-to-end GPU research. Using Skybox, we explore the design space of software versus hardware graphics rendering and propose and hybrid micro-architecture that accelerates the state-of-the art Vulkan graphics API. Skybox also introduces novel compiler and system optimizations to support its unique RISC-V ISA baseline.”

Find the technical paper here. Published March 2023.

Blaise Tine, Varun Saxena, Santosh Srivatsan, Joshua R. Simpson, Fadi Alzammar, Liam Cooper, and Hyesoon Kim. 2023. Skybox: Open-Source Graphic Rendering on Programmable RISC-V GPUs. In Proceedings of the 28th ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems, Volume 3 (ASPLOS 2023). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 616–630. https://doi.org/10.1145/3582016.3582024

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