Brian Bailey of EDA Designline fame graciously agreed to serve as our Caption Captain for the March cartoon. He had the daunting task of narrowing your 170 brilliant captions down to his 17 top picks. Now it's time for you to pick the winner: Click here to go to the ballot.
The 17 finalist captions are just too many to list here, but I can tell you that the readers who can claim pride of place are: Don Swaab, D.D.Swanson, didymus7, JOtt, constant314, ndancer, sudo, TFC-SD, walkerb, TFC-SD, MarkBort, Mineyes, jjudy, gvictor.
Before I receive a slew of irate emails berating me for bad number skills, let me just say: Yes, I know there are only 14 readers listed. Meaning that Brian picked more than one caption from some especially clever folks...
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.