The open source academic project mentioned in the article is 'Project Shakti' at IIT Madras.
I wonder when GCC learns to use the source code of the hardware along with the source code of the software to optimize the binary with full knowledge of the system.
Wouldn’t this just mean not having to rely as much on Agner Fog?
Down to the RTL, sure. But a truly open competitive chip, never ever.
You might get one on some ancient process from 20 years ago, which will be handily outclassed in every single metric except openness, which people make noise about but don't actually pay for (so no business case).
Hence never competitive. "It's open!" doesn't make a business decide to buy a million and put them in a product - cost, features, availability, support do.
Nobody cares about "open silicon" - it's only spouted by people who don't understand actual electronics, or if they do, they certainly don't understand the economics.
It will never happen. If it did, it wouldn't be useful. It makes zero sense.
From a state perspective, being reliant on other countries for your electronic may seem like such a threat to your ability to remain sovereign that it's worth developing your own, even if you are generations behind the latest and greatest.
You have to effectively import everything from China, and just do final assembly there. I see close to no point doing that when local inputs cannot reach even 10% of the value.
I will be glad to get in touch with you if you really need to make it there, and you are really ready to pay. For a project under $100k you will likely pay a fee from 10% to 20%. Disclaimer, this is not a binding commercial offer
I see a lot of flak given to Foxconn (maybe because of them being Chinese). What is your opinion on the recent Facebook suicide? Also the articles on mental damage moderating articles in Facebook etc.
Such economic measures are complex, and if you want to see a single number for a country, that number should be representative for everything and everyone
America was a British colony, too, once upon a time.
The can have a low rate on pretty much every statistic, while still having a higher total amount of it than us, simply due to.the sheer size of people. They could have an entire state, more modern, rich and with more people than Germany, while keeping their current statistics. No problem.
Also: Are you Indian (I think not), or what is your basis for the ”rootless“ statement. To us Germans, Americans appear rootless. But we are not competent to judge that!
Finally, things like this right here ARE how you get Indians out of poverty and illiteracy! Even if just via the resulting businesses lobbying for more education.
According to Wikipedia: "Indian middle class is 3% or 40 million of Indian population."
That's not a whole lot of people and definitely not comparable to North America or Europe.
Is there a consensus among economists on what the real number is ?
Quora answer quoting her work (layman’s terms): https://www.quora.com/How-big-is-Indias-real-middle-class-in...
I hope they hurry. Now’s the time!