Fremont, Calif.--Dec. 19, 1997--Avanti Corp. announced that today's actionby a federal district court would have no impact on Avanti's customersor current products. The court entered a preliminary injunction previouslyordered by a federal appeals court in a decision regarding the sale of Arccell.The order does not prevent Avanti customers from continuing to use Arccell ifthey so desire. Avanti discontinued and stopped selling its Arccell productseighteen months ago. The court action does not interfere in any way with thecontinued sale and support of Avanti's current and future place-and-route products.
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.