Talking Soft Machines with David Kanter: The TR Podcast 189

Duration: 1:38:00

Hosted by: Jeff Kampman

Special guest: David Kanter

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The Tech Report Podcast returns from a long slumber with new Editor-in-Chief Jeff Kampman in the host’s seat. Jeff and special guest David Kanter discuss Soft Machines’ VISC architecture and the performance targets that the company released recently. We also answer readers’ questions about Soft Machines and other tech topics.

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That’s all, folks! We’ll see you on the next episode.

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    • quaz0r
    • 4 years ago

    good job jeff. maybe your pure white background could get filled in with an image or something? that pure white action is always a little intense 😉

    • USAFTW
    • 4 years ago

    It’s bloody good to hear from D. Kanter again! Now please bring him on again when Zen launches(hopefully not very long from now.)

    • TwoEars
    • 4 years ago

    Really great interview. Would love to hear more form David Kanter from time to time. I’m sure he could talk about other architectures as well. Maybe “gpu vs cpu” or “486 vs ARM” or “cpu tech below 14 nm” etc.

    • Unknown-Error
    • 4 years ago

    Million thanks guys. Great insight from Mr. Kanter as usual!

    • ronch
    • 4 years ago

    Up to this point I don’t know if anyone here has ever seen Jeff. I was expecting a Scott-esque resemblance but of course that’s kinda silly.

    Based on Jeff’s comments here he gives me the impression that he’s a bit too serious, or at least he’s too serious running things around here, and watching a few minutes of the podcast (because I didn’t have time to watch all of it at that time) just reaffirmed my impression of him. In a sense, being serious when it comes to your work is good but you gotta loosen up a bit. No need to kick yourself in the head whenever you make a silly mistake. Humans, after all, have more errata than a newly taped out chip from China.

    Sorry Jeff, being the new Ed here you will inevitably be placed under the magnifying glass. ☺

      • chuckula
      • 4 years ago

      He’s new at this. Give him some time to get into a groove!

      • alloyD
      • 4 years ago

      [quote=”ronch”<]Up to this point I don't know if anyone here has ever seen Jeff.[/quote<] He was on a bunch of podcasts before Scott left.

      • tipoo
      • 4 years ago

      He did a bunch of them with Scott and they were fine and entertaining together. I think he was fine here too, understandably it may take a few more to get the comfort level and banter to the same place going from Scott leading to him leading alone.

    • Freon
    • 4 years ago

    Watched live, really enjoyed it. Look forward to more!

    • cygnus1
    • 4 years ago

    Glad to see the podcast coming back since Scott’s departure. Watched this one live on Twitch and it was a pretty good discussion.

      • WhatMeWorry
      • 4 years ago

      Kanter knows his stuff.

        • jihadjoe
        • 4 years ago

        I’m still dreaming of a podcast that has Anand and David together discussing CPU architecture.

          • tipoo
          • 4 years ago

          I still want to know what the heck Anand *DOES* at Apple. If they ever put him on stage to explain a new SoC I’ll squeal.

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