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Diane Bryant

HPCwire's People to Watch 2013

Diane Bryant

Diane Bryant
Vice President and Chief Intelligence Officer, Intel

Diane M. Bryant is vice president and general manager of the Datacenter and Connected Systems Group (DCSG) for Intel. Bryant leads the worldwide organization that develops the products and technologies that power nine of every 10 servers sold worldwide, generating more than $10 billion in revenue in 2012.

With Intel’s renewed interest in HPC and related exascale technologies the past few years, it will be interesting to see how the DCSG under her watch will introduce these technologies to market. With a broad range of solutions providers (vendors of ARM-based servers processors, NVIDIA, and AMD) emerging in both HPC and in the general enterprise space than there has been before, it merits watching to see just how she is going to deal with the competition.

In her current role, Bryant manages Intel’s P&L, strategy and product development for enterprise and cloud server infrastructure, high-performance computing, storage, communications and intelligent connected systems. She is literally building the foundation for continued growth by driving new products and technologies – everything from high-end co-processors for supercomputers to low-energy systems for the cloud, as well as solutions for big data and intelligent devices. Previously, Bryant served as corporate vice president and chief information officer of Intel. She was responsible for the corporate-wide information technology solutions and services that enabled Intel’s business strategies for growth and efficiency.

Bryant received her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from U.C. Davis in 1985 and joined Intel the same year. She attended the Stanford Executive Program and holds four U.S. patents.

Diane’s Top 5 HPC initiatives or technologies to watch in 2013:

  • HPC for all: The pace of democratization of HPC will continue to increase. From big systems to small, HPC will become ever more accessible and approachable, expanding into small and medium size businesses and enabling research in all parts of the world.
  • Exascale accelerated: The march to exascale will certainly be something to watch. What’s equally interesting is the research underway that will lead us beyond Exascale
  • Fabric integration: The integration of fabric and microprocessors is a game changer. While the HPC community has seen specialty processors with integrated fabric in the past, bringing the integration to high-volume servers delivers expansive value in performance, density, power consumption and cost.
  • Investment in education: The relatively small HPC workforce will start expanding to meet the insatiable opportunities that abound in the mainstream markets.
  • Software and hardware co-design: Tighter collaboration will ensue between the hardware and software communities.

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