Santa Claus is coming to town… providing the aerodynamics of his reindeer permit!
This month, ‘tis the season to write frothy Christmas themed captions for our contest, so let’s have ‘em folks.
Of course, it might not be Santa Claus at all looking through that window, it could just be an engineer who overdid it with the facial hair growing during Movember... Or a Coca Cola advertising executive. Who knows?
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.