This exists: A supposedly free and open source modular computing platform (resembling a laptop): https://mntmn.com/reform/
We do not have it documented yet.
And no builds for it as well - would need to wait for uboot (as in hwninit not payload) in libreboot, just like all librecmc targets
Hey, Fedja Beader, any plans to use Risc-V processors in your laptop for the future? just wondering...
That is not my laptop && current RISC-V processors are unsuitable for anything more demanding than e-book use.
Oh you aren't the creator of this project? okay...
PS, Risc-V will someday be far better than what you just said, give it some time. :)
Maybe a year or so?
I would give it at least a decade before they reach core2duo, if ever.
Technology has improved in speeding up though a lot, I really doubt it will take more than a few years, besides, don't be pesimistic.
I am sure they will do twice that in two years for that reason and others. Also, no firmware blobs should also make it faster. ;)
All RISC-V is lacking for that is money and copyleft. Oh and more money.
A TSMC 28nm prototyping run is around 10000 usd per square milimeter for ~100 chips. Who will invest for that if the finished design after many prototypes can be submitted for fabbing by anyone?
I am thinking you may be right 2 years is too soon. Maybe 5+ years might be more accurate?