“Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.” – Robert Half
Life is not a zero-sum game. There is not a finite amount of success, talent, happiness, or intelligence to be distributed among us. Being good at something doesn’t require being bad at something else as compensation. Newton’s Third Law doesn’t apply to … Read More → "The Librarian, the Engineer, and the Supermodel"
They say that on a clear day you can see forever. When you look into the clouds, do you see System Verilog? In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, you will! Doug Letcher (CEO and President – Metrics Technologies) joins us to chat about details of the Metrics cloud platform, verification 3.0 and why EDA cannot ignore the Cloud any longer. Also this week, we check out a new robotic … Read More → "Infinitely Parallel"
“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” — Jonathan Swift
What started out as an experiment has become an obsession. I wanted to see what happened to the dinosaurs.
I confess, I have (or had) two big concrete dinosaurs in my backyard. They’re awkward and massive and weigh about 200–300 pounds each. They … Read More → "Computer Vision 101"
EEJournal readers ought to be very familiar with Bitcoin by now. All of the computing fruits of semiconductor technology, including microprocessors, GPUs, FPGAs, and ultimately ASICs, have been harnessed in the frenzied search for solutions to a mathematical problem that serves as “proof of work” that entitles the bearer to Bitcoin, using the rules originally created by the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto and published in a paper … Read More → "Blockchain is not Bitcoin—Bitcoin is not Blockchain"
“You can have data without information, but you cannot have information without data.” – Daniel Keys Moran
What do RISC-V, data center innovation and artificial intelligence have in common? This week’s podcast of course! Zvonimir Bandic (Western Digital) joins us to discuss how the RISC-V open architecture can inspire innovation in the world of data centers and neural networks. Alexander Redkin (Syntacore) and … Read More → "Big World, Big Data"
It’s all about the monetizing of the Xeon.” – Dan McNamara, Intel PSG
Intel’s Data-Centric Innovation Summit, held earlier this month at Intel’s Santa Clara HQ, incorporated a lot of talk about the role of Intel’s FPGA products in the “great scheme of things.” Last week, I discussed the FPGA market with $8 billion in annual sales that Intel’s targeting—see “Read More → "FPGAs in Intel-Land"