November 2011 is behind us ... on to more contests and the next new thing. Stay tuned for a list of the top five captions for our November cartoon and your chance to vote on the winner. On to the December cartoon ... add your caption and wow us all with your cleverosity!
It's nice to sit back, relax, and put your feet up...at home...what's with the easy chair in the lab? Come up with a reason for this fellow's repose and add your caption for Daniel Guidera's cartoon in the comments field, below. At the end of November, we'll lounge on over and put the best of your suggestions to a vote.
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.