Topic: berkeley

John L. Hennessy and David A. Patterson awarded 2017 ACM A.M. Turing Award for RISC approach

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has named John L. Hennessy and David A. Patterson the recipients of the 2017 ACM A.M. Turing Award for inventing the reduced instruction set computer (RISC) approach. Hennessy and Patterson developed a systematic and quantitative approach to designing faster, lower power, and RISC microprocessors. The approach has led to … continue reading

Yahoo brings deep learning framework to Spark

Yahoo has released CaffeOnSpark, which brings the fruits of two University of California, Berkeley projects together: vision-focused deep learning framework Caffe, and Big Data processing engine Apache Spark. Without the aid of Spark, Caffe can process up to 60 million images per day. Those numbers come from benchmarks on a single NVIDIA GPU, so the … continue reading

Berkeley students return from India software trip with some lessons learned

Everything about Solomon Darwin’s work as director of the University of California, Berkeley’s Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation flies in the face of the idea of traditional education. That’s for the other schools at Berkeley. Darwin’s Garwood Center, on the other hand, is about students being thrown to the metaphorical wolves of global business reality. … continue reading

Berkeley has students building cities with software

When you turned in your senior project in college, was any of it actually used in the real world? At the University of California, Berkeley’s Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, students are building not only their own futures, but that of Fortune 100 companies and of the people of India. Solomon Darwin, director of the … continue reading

Making computer science class more like the real world

Software developers are notoriously opinionated, but there’s one thing all corporate coders can agree upon: College doesn’t always prepare newcomers for the real-world experience of writing software on a team. Armando Fox and David Patterson, two computer science professors at the University of California, Berkeley, discovered this unspoken agreement when they interviewed enterprise developers to … continue reading

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