I hope Max enjoys his travels! Be sure to be careful in India. The food is wonderful... but at one ESC-India a number of us got really (and I mean REALLY) sick. Bring Cipro.
Bangalore lacks much in terms of sightseeing sights. But it's a fascinating place. The engineers are really engaged with their profession.
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.