The new performance appraisal system was supposed to "simply life and cut through loads of red tape", but in reality it created some real obstacles, and initiated the after-hours game of what was later referred to as "musical blocks."
Now that NASA retired the shuttles, the specification for payload delivery by private space services clearly states a requirement to prominently display the packing sequence on any container. I will admit that I may have gone a bit overboard.
New vehicle applications will depend on high data rates that cannot possibly be supported by today's CAN, LIN, and FlexRay systems. The "eyes and ears" for self-driving systems, for example, will need a high-bandwidth Ethernet backbone.
4 AXYZ is in the additive manufacturing business. But instead of printing with plastic, the company has developed technology that would allow it to create the first 3D printing machine to manufacture solid wood products.
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.