Existing Heterogeneous System Architectures
A look at the shipping AMD x86 server, client and GPU processor designs as insight into the future architectures. This will be an overview of the technology blocks that are aligned for the next two to three years. It will look at the hardware components and the software ecosystem that are driving and constraining practical design options.
Lynn Lewis is a Principle Member of Technical Staff for AMD working as the North Americas Field Engineering Manager.
A Graduate of the United States Air Force Academy he earned degrees in Technical Management, Math, Computer Science as well as a MBA and a MS in Applied Math with graduate research in Hydrodynamic Stability at The Florida State University. As an Aeronautical Engineer and Research Scientist, he Co-founded the Computational Fluid Dynamics Section at the Air Force Armament Laboratory EAFB, Fl. There he worked as part of a small team of scientists validating perturbation and continuum approaches to simulate store separation for weapons system integration. He contributed to missile stability modeling and applied parallel techniques to both fluid and structural simulation codes.
He worked with software and hardware engineering teams at SGI, Cray, Compaq, HP, Microsoft and AMD as an engineer evangelizing and demonstrating techniques for vector and scalar parallel methods. He worked with engineers and scientists from Volvo to Audi, Boeing to Air Bus on process change. His work with independent software vendors influenced the first parallel commercial engineering tools from ESI Pam, Dassault Abaqus, Altair Mecalog, CD-Adapco, and Ansys.
Working with the financial institutions throughout the Americas and Europe, he supports AMD customers creating and experimenting with stochastic and data driven analytical workloads.
From 1969 through 1996 Lynn served in the USAF. He earned Command Pilot and Jump Wings and flew as a Combat Crew Commander in both the B52G and H models for the Strategic Air Command as well as the AC-130A in Special Operations before retiring with the rank of Major from the USAFR. He holds an Airline Transport Pilot's license from the FAA and has flown for Fixed Base Operators in Air Taxi, Air Cargo, Fire Watch and Banner Towing roles.
The GPU Computing Ecosystem
Bob Crovella leads a technical team at NVIDIA that is responsible for supporting the sales of our GPU Computing products through our OEM partners and systems. Bob joined NVIDIA in 1998.
Previous to his current role at NVIDIA, he led a technical team that was responsible for the design-in support of our GPU products into OEM systems, working directly with the OEM engineering and technical staffs responsible for their respective products. Prior to joining NVIDIA, Bob held various design engineering positions at Chromatic Research, Honeywell, Cincinnati Milacron, and Eastman Kodak.
Bob holds degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (M. Eng., Communications and Signal Processing) and The State University of NY at Buffalo (BSEE). He resides with his family in the Dallas, TX area.
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