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The Research archive provides access to all Research articles published in past issues of Communications of the ACM.

December 2019

From Communications of the ACM

Technical Perspective: Bootstrapping a Future of Open Source, Specialized Hardware

OpenPiton research is one of the watershed moments in the fundamental shift toward the construction of an open source ecosystem for implementing prototype chips.

From Communications of the ACM

OpenPiton: An Open Source Hardware Platform For Your Research


We present OpenPiton, an open source framework for building scalable architecture research prototypes from one core to 500 million cores.