The votes are in and have all been tallied, so without further ado, it's time to announce the winner of November's magical caption contest.
You don't need to be Harry Potter to see the charm in our final picks, but it's clear that the one caption to truly enchant the audience came from Don Parreco, who seems to be getting really rather good at this caption game:
"How does it work, you ask? It operates on the principle of FM....Freakin' Magic!!!"
Mr. Parreco, your color print will be on its way to you shortly.
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.