The companies DeepComputing and Xcalibyte have announced the launch of ROMEthe first processor-based laptop with the architecture RISC-Vand unsurprisingly, it’s designed for developers who want to run their software natively on RISC-V.
Regarding the specifications, details of great relevance are not revealed, knowing that it uses an unknown 4-core RISC-V processor accompanied by a few integrated graphics and an NPU for video acceleration and artificial intelligence. Uses a SoC SC300 ARM designed to bring security improvements, it allows to manage a maximum of 16 GB RAM LPDDR4X / LPDDR4, up to 256 GB of internal storage, and as an operating system, it is stated that supports most Linux variants currently available on the market.
A very important detail of the laptop ROMEis that he has a motherboard that allows you to replace in the future the RISC-V processor for a more modern, so it is scalable, allowing performance improvements and future features without the need for a large financial investment. So much so that it’s said prime buyers will get scrumptious discounts for a system update, and can even access the update for free, and that’s that the first 100 units of the laptop will be linked to an NFT to mark the birth of the first portable computer based on the RISC-V architecture. Of course, a lot of NFT, but nothing to advertise its price.
“The native release of RISC-V is a significant milestone,” said Mark Himelstein, Chief Technology Officer of RISC-V International. “The ROMA platform will benefit developers who want to test their software running natively on RISC-V. And it should be easy to port code developed on this platform to embedded systems.”
“ROMA’s RISC-V Native Development Platform Laptop demonstrates the power of collaborative culture and the potential of the RISC-V ecosystem,” said Calista Redmond, CEO of RISC-V International. “This design is a crucial bridge between the development boards and the RISC-V-based business laptops that will be used for day-to-day work. We salute the contributions of the entire development team that collaborated to reach this milestone.”
“With built-in PoS, NFT, and a MetaMask-style wallet, ROMA was born for the Metaverse,” said Yuning Liang, Founder and CEO of Xcalibyte and DeepComputing. “This is the laptop of the future. We will spare no effort to bring the best native RISC-V development experience to developers.”
via: video cardz