The hi-five looks like a cool and powerful RISC-V dev board, but it's not on sale anymore afaict https://www.crowdsupply.com/sifive/hifive-unleashed
The HiFive1 is still available, but is less powerful than the HiFive Unleashed https://www.crowdsupply.com/sifive/hifive1
Still would be good for experimenting, though.
@cwebber I really hope we'll see another run of the unleashed, 900$ is kind of expensive for basically an rpi but at FOSDEM they said it would be 100 if they could commit to a run of 100k or something like that...
Would feed my addiction for home-servers on weird architectures :)
@cjd Yeah... also, I think Trump's trade war stuff is a total nightmare, but... I guess for this there may be an interesting side effect in that India and China are looking to free themselves from US companies, and look to be investing in RISC-V https://www.eetimes.com/author.asp?section_id=36&doc_id=1333476
Looks like Western Digital will be switching over to RISC-V too for all their computers that run your hard drive (yes, your hard drive does have its own computer)
@cwebber I recall someone installing Linux on a harddrive w/ a couple of ARM cores.
China used to be doing something with MIPS at some point, Loongson laptop, also Baidu is running everything on ARM cores...
@cwebber The HiFive unleashed should still be available, at least I ordered one only a few weeks ago
@cwebber though according to the updates they're sold out? This is strange, they did let me place the order.
@orionwl could be they just recently sold out