A project log for F-CPU

The Freedom CPU project has a log here too now :-)

Yann Guidon / YGDESYann Guidon / YGDES 12/22/2018 at 20:230 Comments

20 years ago, I shyly joined a crazy pipedream vaporware project, which I found on Slashdot. Since then, it's been a constant adventure.

I have learned a LOT. I have met a LOT of people. I have gotten a LOT of knowledge and understanding and this project has shaped a lot of my day-to-day life, you couldn't imagine. And it's not going to end. My presence on HAD is fueled  by the need to innovate, create, build, design, and break ALL the ground that was needed for FC0. We didn't have the right people, the right tools, the right structure. I do all my best to at least create the environment that will make F-CPU a reality, even if I have to scale things down to the extreme (see #YGREC8 ) before going back to the full-scale SIMD.

There is no way I could build everything alone and no way I could tapeout FC1 either alone or with the original structure. I have grown a bit wiser and I try to surround myself with the BEST people. I have found many here on HAD (if you read this, you might be one of them).

The motto will always remain :

« There can be no Free Software without Free HardWare Designs »

and such a chip is long overdue.

There is so much to do and there is certainly something you can do.