[lowrisc-dev] How to Contribute?

Mahesh Dananjaya dananjayamahesh at gmail.com
Mon Apr 17 08:48:03 BST 2017


Hi Jonathan,
Thank you very much. I am going through them. Is that the only board
currently support minions? I will let you know the progress. I have
discussed with Alex as well. Thank you.Cheers.
regards,

On Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 1:49 PM, Dr Jonathan Kimmitt <jrrk2 at cam.ac.uk>
wrote:

> Dear Mahesh,
>
> The best way forward would depend on whether you can get access to a
> suitable FPGA board:
>
> https://reference.digilentinc.com/reference/programmable-
> logic/nexys-4-ddr/start
>
> through your school or by personal purchase. This would allow you to go
> through the install procedure
>
> and examples for our previous release http://www.lowrisc.org/docs/
> debug-v0.3/
>
> By the time you have exhausted this resource, the next release, including
> minion, will be ready.
>
> The overall repository structure and instructions will only change where
> necessary,
>
> and the above hardware platform will still be used.
>
> If you only have access to a Linux PC, you can still simulate the
> behaviour and learn according to the above instructions.
> Regards,
> Jonathan
>
>
> On 04/13/2017 09:03 AM, Mahesh Dananjaya wrote:
>
> Hi Jonathan,
> Thank you for your response. I am planning to contribute to the LowRISC
> project in long term. I am going through some of your resources like [1]
> and I would like to discuss and support the project. As Alex suggested,
> minion concept for high performance applications seems to be a good
> starting point, since it involve many things. I am working on some
> fundamentals in RISC-V and LowRISC. Can you please tell me, what are the
> relevant repos for me to be cloned to start this (I have seen lots of repos
> there including minions subsystem). I am going through the tutorials [2],
> but I think its good for me to learn them from the experts. Therefore, I am
> willing to have a meeting and discuss about the further work. Specially, I
> like the research kind of work. Thank you.
> regards,
> Mahesh.
>
> [1] http://www.lowrisc.org/downloads/lowRISC-memo-2014-001.pdf
> [2] http://www.lowrisc.org/docs/tagged-memory-v0.1/
>
> On Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 12:21 PM, Dr Jonathan Kimmitt <jrrk2 at cam.ac.uk>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi Mahesh,
>>   It's Jonathan Kimmitt here. I'm in charge of the minion subsystem. This
>> is going to be part of our forthcoming release but the tutorial isn't ready
>> yet. For test purposes it's possible to use the minion by itself but most
>> users will expect to use it as part of a larger system where the minion
>> acts as an SD-card controller as well as other tasks. A unique aspect of
>> our work is that all our repositories are open source, whether or not they
>> are ready for release.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Jonathan
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> > On 13 Apr 2017, at 07:17, Mahesh Dananjaya <dananjayamahesh at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> > Hi Alex,
>> > Any further information on this?. [1] Is this the relevant repo?.Thankz.
>> > regards,
>> > [1]https://github.com/lowRISC/minion_subsystem
>> >
>> > On Thu, Apr 6, 2017 at 6:01 PM, Mahesh Dananjaya <
>> dananjayamahesh at gmail.com>
>> > wrote:
>> >
>> >> Hi Alex,
>> >> Thank you very much for the information. I am planning to contribute
>> >> LowRISC and RISC-V in long term, particularly for next few years.
>> Yeah, I
>> >> have a good experience in SDN, but with a particular emphasis on
>> hardware
>> >> architecture. But most of my research are focusing on
>> >> multi-core/multi-processor architecture and high performance computing
>> >> areas. But I am not limited to these areas and willing to learn new
>> areas.
>> >> Therefore lets meet and decide what is good for both lowRISC and
>> myself.
>> >> BTW, I am reading some tutorials and try to get some ground
>> understanding.
>> >> I am very happy to contribute to the project. Lets hangout (or
>> skype). It
>> >> will be really helpful. Let me know any convenient time for you. I
>> will be
>> >> free for couple of days (for 7 days) after 8th of this month. Thankz.
>> >> Cheers!!
>> >> BR,
>> >> Mahesh.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>> On Thu, Apr 6, 2017 at 1:44 PM, Alex Bradbury <asb at asbradbury.org>
>> wrote:
>> >>>
>> >>> On 5 April 2017 at 08:45, Mahesh Dananjaya <dananjayamahesh at gmail.com
>> >
>> >>> wrote:
>> >>>> Hi,
>> >>>> I am happy to contribute to LowRISC if there is a chance. Currently
>> I am
>> >>>> getting familiar with RISC-V. I have seen some projects in your GSOC
>> >>>> idealist. But i couldn't participate this time. And also can someone
>> >>> give a
>> >>>> idea of where to start?. I have seen lots of project in your github
>> >>> page. I
>> >>>> am very familiar with computer architecture and system design. Any
>> >>>> information regarding this is highly appreciated. I am looking
>> forward
>> >>> to
>> >>>> contribute to the lowRISC in long term. Thankz. Cheers.!!
>> >>>> regards,
>> >>>
>> >>> Hi Mahesh, many many thanks for getting in touch and for your interest
>> >>> in contributing. The GSoC ideas list obviously gives a sampling of
>> >>> possible projects, but lowRISC is a huge project so there's no
>> >>> shortage of potential topics.
>> >>>
>> >>> Looking at our documentation <http://www.lowrisc.org/docs/> should
>> >>> give you a good idea of what we have now - we're very close to
>> >>> releasing the 0.4 point release which will update that documentation
>> >>> and add tag cache optimisations, a way of enforcing rules on tags, and
>> >>> an initial integration of minion cores.
>> >>>
>> >>> It partly depends what size project you're looking for. We've recently
>> >>> thought about experimenting with the minion concept for higher speed
>> >>> protocols (e.g. Ethernet), and there's obviously a huge amount of work
>> >>> there in terms of determining what custom accelerators or instruction
>> >>> set extensions might be necessary to support that sort of use case.
>> >>> Given your interest in software defined networking, perhaps you have
>> >>> ideas in this area? It all depends of course if you have other goals
>> >>> in contributing, e.g. some people are specifically looking to branch
>> >>> out into an area they're less familiar with.
>> >>>
>> >>> I'd be happy to set up a skype/hangout to discuss potential ways of
>> >>> contributing further, if you think that would be helpful.
>> >>>
>> >>> Thanks again!
>> >>>
>> >>> Alex
>> >>>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> *Mahesh Dananjaya*
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>> > *Mahesh Dananjaya*
>> > Electronic Engineer | Paraqum Technologies (pvt) ltd, Colombo, Sri
>> Lanka,
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>
> *Mahesh Dananjaya *
> Electronic Engineer | Paraqum Technologies (pvt) ltd, Colombo, Sri Lanka,
> email | mahesh at paraqum.com
> web | www.paraqum.com
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>
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*Mahesh Dananjaya*
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