Is it tapeout? The end of the week? A design milestone passed and bonuses on the way? Why is this character jumping up and down on a trampoline?
Devise a clever caption and enter it in the comments field below. At the end of June, we'll whittle the entries down to five and put them to a vote of you, the readers, to determine the kind of the June EE Life Cartoon Caption Contest!
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.