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Re: would you fly on an Airbus that was being run by a Pi?

The ex top man at ARM is now top man at RR (aero engines):

http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/markets/article-3475478/Rolls-Royce-s-new-everyman-boss-shuns-outrageous-perks-past-shaming-predecessor-austere-approach.html

Putting aside considerations like thermal and vibration, which relate to an implemetation rather than an architecture, there's an interesting discussion to have around whether RR engines should be controlled by a customer-specific tiny-volume DIY-architecture microprocessor design with customer-specific tools to match (as is proposed at the moment), with all the disadvantages that high complexity devices have in tiny volumes, or an environmentally hardened instance of a massive-market architecture and tool set that has had loads of real world testing as well as the stuff the aviation regulators require.

There were a number of reasons the RSRE's Viper microprocessor concept never caught on. There are parallels here.

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