2011 is gone, but we still need to choose the last caption contest winner before officially putting the year to bed.
The shark-infested predicament of our intrepid friend elicited an incredible 206 captions … and narrowing them down to the five best proved to be too much for our equally intrepid editors. Thus, this month we present a final 10 captions for your perusal.
The winner will receive a color print of the cartoon from Daniel Guidera with the triumphant caption proudly in place, and the august honor of being included as the last entry in our end-of-year color cartoon retrospective.
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.