First of all, congratulations to the OpenSPARC Community Innovation Award winners.

I find the research of Kushal Datta particularly interesting. He is developing CASPER, a parameterized cycle-accurate simulator that allows the user to vary a number of microarchitectural parameters in OpenSPARC T1 for performance analysis.

Meanwhile, developers working in the industry, such as those at Cosmic Horizon, endeavor to make it easier for people to engage in development on OpenSPARC.

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