Announcing Floating Point SIG

Jeff Scheel


We are pleased to announce that the Unprivileged Spec IC in accordance with Groups & Elections Policy has approved the preliminary charter for the Floating Point SIG. They have also approved Kenneth Rovers from Imagination Technologies as the chair. The position of vice-chair is unfilled and the search for candidates continues.

Their respective bios are:

  • Kenneth’s bio:

Kenneth Rovers is CPU architect at Imagination Technologies committed to achieving the best possible RISC-V CPUs and defining its future, with a focus on compute. Previously leading the datapath team, he is an expert on processing architectures and datapath, including floating point arithmetic, vector processing, GPU shader ALUs, texture processing, and AI convolution engines. Kenneth received his PhD on computer architecture for embedded systems in 2011 from the University of Twente,  the Netherlands, covering many-core architectures, dataflow processing, and model-based design using executable mathematics. He also holds a MSc in computer science and a MSc in electrical engineering from the same university.

We encourage you to participate in the Floating Point SIG . Please “Join This Group” by clicking the blue button on the bottom of the community page: link.  You will find the group meetings and all RISC-V Technical Meetings on the RISC-V Technical Meeting calendar.  For more details on how to subscribe to the calendar, see the “Subscribing to the Technical Meetings Calendar” topic of the RISC-V Calendars, Meetings, and Zoom wiki page.

Please join me in congratulating the chair, and the group. Let’s all do our part to help make them successful.

Jeff Scheel (he/him/his)
Linux Foundation, RISC-V Technical Program Manager