FONTANA, Calif.--The automotive electronics contribution to
successful auto racing can't be underestimated, but a lot of a car's
performance still comes down to mechanical features and
That was another take-away from James "Sulli" Sullivan's tech talk
here recently during the MAVTV 500 IndyCar race. Sullivan works with
KV Racing sponsors and took a group of engineers who enjoyed the
race and pre-race festivities thanks to the Littelfuse Speed2Design
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.