NVIDIA adds Steve Scott as Tesla division CTO

Posted on Thursday, Aug 11 2011 @ 00:26 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
NVIDIA announced it has hired Cray veteran Steve Scott to spearhead the Tesla business unit as chief technology officer (CTO):
NVIDIA today announced it plans to appoint Steve Scott, a longtime Cray Inc. executive, to help spearhead the company's high performance computing initiative.

As chief technology officer (CTO) for NVIDIA's Tesla(TM) business unit, Scott will be responsible for the Tesla roadmap and architecture. Tesla is rapidly becoming a fundamental technology in accelerated high performance computing and is expected to be the cornerstone in the race to exascale.

Scott, age 45, served 19 years at Cray, including the last six as senior vice president and CTO, with responsibility for defining Cray's technology and system architecture roadmap. He holds 27 U.S. patents in the areas of interconnection networks, processor micro architecture, cache coherence, synchronization mechanisms and scalable parallel architectures.

A noted expert in high performance computer architecture and interconnection networks, Scott was the recipient of the 2005 ACM Maurice Wilkes Award and the 2005 IEEE Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award. He has served on numerous program committees and advisory boards.

"There are few people on the planet that have Steve's deep system level understanding of high performance computing," said Bill Dally, NVIDIA's chief scientist. "Steve's decision to join NVIDIA is a resounding endorsement that GPU accelerated computing is the future of HPC. He will play a central role in architecting the world's most powerful supercomputers."

Scott received a B.S. in electrical and computing engineering, an M.S. in computer science and a Ph.D. in computer architecture from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he was a Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and Hertz Foundation Fellow.

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