Engineers in the USA have learned that business wants their ideas and yet does little to reward them. Many who believe in their dream must start their own companies to try and win. But since they are not "businessmen," but engineers, many of them fail or get ripped off. Little companies are innovative and most of the Indian companies are new young and innovative, so yes you're right (India's go-getters stand in contrast to U.S. engineers), for now. What country will be the next bleeding edge of innovation?
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.