- Allow enthusiasts the opportunity to contribute to their own CPU
- Tap into the intelligence of the general populace
- Allow more transparency in CPU design to draw more interest in the field.
I realize that the problem of building better processors right now is more of a technological problem than an engineering problem and that CPU design is nothing like determining the structure of proteins, but is there enough benefit (if any) to justify creating a crowd-sourced platform such as this, whether proprietary or open-source? Do any nifty tools already exist?"