Tag: John Gustafson
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/John_Gustafson.jpg” alt=”” width=”83″ height=”101″ />AMD looks like it’s getting set to jump back into the GPU computing arena with chips a-blazin. A couple of weeks ago, the company signed up HPC industry-heavyweight John Gustafson as the chief architect for the Graphics Business Unit. Gustafson will essentially fill the CTO role there, driving the technology roadmap and direction for the chipmaker’s discrete GPU business. And he’s got a few ideas on how he’s going to do that.
I had the pleasure of working with John Gustafson when he was Chief Technology Officer for ClearSpeed in 2007. Sure, I had heard about John, known for his work in HPC, describing the notion of weak scaling (Gustafson’s Law), introducing the first commercial computer cluster, winning the first Gordon Bell Award and all that. What surprised me was that there was so much more to John than the public persona.