And the winner of ourFebruary caption contest is ........ my favorite Aussie, the clever, pithy, always-spot-on David Ashton! His caption, "He's checking his modulation theory....how many bits can you get on a cycle..." took the flag with 28% of the votes.
Second place went to BobsUrUncle with 24% of the votes, and third was tied by jkdrum and Gruntmaster5000 with 14% each.
David Ashton will receive a color print of the cartoon with his winning caption in place.
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.