The best way to get started with the BOOM core is to use the BOOM project template located in the main GitHub organization. There you will find the main steps to setup your environment, build, and run the BOOM core on a C++ emulator. Here is a selected set of steps from that repositories README:
# Download the template and setup environment git clone https://github.com/riscv-boom/boom-template.git cd boom-template ./scripts/init-submodules.sh # You may want to add the following two lines to your shell profile export RISCV=/path/to/install/dir export PATH=$RISCV/bin:$PATH cd boom-template ./scripts/build-tools.sh cd verisim make run
Note: Listing 1.1 assumes you don’t have riscv-tools toolchain installed. It will pull and build the toolchain for you.