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Power is a great ISA for simple FPGA development because its instruction set is generally fixed width and well organised. So you can fit it to a nice look up table, the case statements are a thing of beauty. Whereas x86 style instructions are variable length and more difficult to work with.

I hope to see a lot more like this with the open sourcing. I'm not sure it's very competitive, but it's a great education tool at the very least.




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