The November caption was taken by JOtt with 75% of the votes – way to go! David Ashton came in second with 15% of the votes, and TFC-SD was third with 5%. The other two captions did not receive any votes, sorry guys.
JOtt’s winning caption was: Let me introduce you to Dave. He is the only engineer to understand the current analog designs. Every time he threatens to retire, the company keeps adding perks. I heard he is asking for a shuffle board next.
He will soon be the proud possessor of Daniel Guidera's color version of the cartoon bearing his winning caption. Check out Daniel’s final color cartoons in our retrospective – you’ll be amazed what a little color can do!
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.