“Baseball is ninety percent mental. The other half is physical.” – Yogi Berra
I was a professional photographer’s model, briefly. Very briefly. And unintentionally. And by that, I mean the photographer was professional. I wasn’t. But he needed a warm body to populate a carefully staged and well-lighted shot for some new product catalog, and he decided that having someone sit … Read More → "Everything Is Harder Than It Looks"
The recent explosion of FPGA-based compute acceleration has created an enormous new market opportunity for programmable logic. With demanding new applications such as neural networks on the rise, specialized hardware is required for offloading computation loads for newer applications – both in data centers and in edge devices and systems. Traditional FPGA companies like Xilinx and Intel/Altera are making enormous pushes to capture this rapidly emerging market.
… Read More → "Raising the eFPGA Bar"
At the beginning of this year, we looked at a new company that was attacking the whole issue of creating efficient multicore code that works identically to a single-core version. If you haven’t involved yourself in that, it might seem simple – but it’s anything but. … Read More → "Software Parallelization Evolves"
Warning: This week’s Fish Fry may keep you up at night. We survey some of the scary security challenges facing us in the coming age of quantum computing. SecureRF CEO and President Louis Parks joins us to discuss a wide range of IoT security-related issues including endpoint authentication and identification, quantum resistance, and data accumulation. Also this week, we take a … Read More → "Quantum’s Leap"
“I’ll go through life either first class or third, but never in second.” – Noel Coward
Goat yoga is a real thing. Parking meters are becoming “urban street kiosks.” CompuServe is still alive, although it’s down to its last dozen employees. And Wind River Systems would like to sell you a bridge.
Read More → "The Blue-Ribbon Cloud Crowd"
It’s been a long and mutually-productive relationship, but it’s time to break up.
For the five-decades-plus run of Moore’s Law, we electronics engineers have been married to software engineers. It’s been a love/hate relationship for sure, but together the two communities have achieved the single greatest accomplishment in the history of … Read More → "Hug a Data Scientist"