RISC-V Technical Session | Profiles: a Historical Perspective

RISC-V Synergy (Forums, Technical Talks and Webinars)

Apr 25, 2:00 – 3:15 PM


Mark Himelstein, CTO of RISC-V International, will deep dive into the history of RISC-V Profiles, setting the path for its future development.

About this event

RISC-V was designed to provide a highly modular and extensible instruction set, and includes a large and growing set of standard extensions. In addition, users may add their own custom extensions. This flexibility can be used to highly optimize a specialized design by including only the exact set of ISA features required for an application, but the same flexibility also leads to a combinatorial explosion in possible ISA choices. Profiles specify a much smaller common set of ISA choices that capture the most value for most users, and which thereby enable the software community to focus resources on building a rich software ecosystem with application and operating system portability across different implementations.

RISC-V Technical Sessions offers insightful discussions on the progress made within Committees, SIGs, Task Groups, HCs and RISC-V Technical Community.


  • Mark Himelstein

    RISC-V International



  • Rafael Sene

    RISC-V International

    Technical Program Manager

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