AMD has appointed former MIPS CTO Mike Uhler as the CTO of its new Accelerated Computing division.
The chip maker today announced the Uhler grab, heralding the fella as AMD's first ever VP of Accelerated Computing. Uhler will be charged with overseeing products such as graphics chips and other types of co-processors that can function as complements to general purpose CPUs.
hose of you in the server game know that these types of accelerators have become all the rage as high performance computing customers look to gain massive speed-ups with certain types of software.
"Customers are asking for design innovations that apply hardware and software more directly toward a set of workloads, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach," said AMD SVP Phil Hester. "Mike furthers AMD's design leadership by applying that philosophy to our Accelerated Computing vision and I welcome him aboard."
Uhler spent a number of years at MIPS and worked at DEC before that. As a result, he has seen the server industry's infatuation with co-processors come and go and come again.