Dr. Chris J. NewburnHPC Architect, NVIDIA
Chris J. Newburn (CJ) is the Principal HPC Architect for NVIDIA Compute Software, leading HPC strategy and SW product roadmap, with a special focus on systems and programming models for scale. He has contributed to a combination of hardware and software technologies over the last twenty years. He has a passion for architecting the richness of heterogeneous platforms so that they are easier to use and have lasting value. He has over 80 patents. We wrote a binary-optimizing, multi-grained parallelizing compiler as part of his Ph.D. at Carnegie Mellon University. Before grad school, in the 80s, he did stints at a couple of start-ups, working on a voice recognizer and a VLIW supercomputer. He's delighted to have worked on volume products that his Mom uses.