Several of us in an apartment near WPI decided to "clean" a roommate's room while he was at the library. We removed everything from his room (even the posters) and stored it in an unused room.
After we cleaned out the room, we left clues around the apartment on how he could find his stuff. I then left and went back to my apartment a few blocks away. A few hours later, the phone rang. It was him screaming "where's my stuff?!" Trying to play dumb, I said "calm down and explain what happened." He explained that the whole thing was my idea (it wasn't). His roommates blamed it all on me. They did help him put his room back together.
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.