NVIDIA Names New Chief Scientist

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NVIDIA has announced that it has named a new Chief Scientist/VP of Research.  Bill Dally, chairman of the Stanford computers science department, has accepted the position.  Longtime Chief Scientist, David Kirk, has been appointed “NVIDIA Fellow.”

I am thrilled to welcome Bill to NVIDIA at such a pivotal time for our company,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO, NVIDIA. “His pioneering work in stream processors at Stanford greatly influenced the work we are doing at NVIDIA today. As one of the world’s founding visionaries in parallel computing, he shares our passion for the GPU’s evolution into a general purpose parallel processor and how it is increasingly becoming the soul of the new PC. His reputation as an innovator in our industry is unrivaled. It is truly an honor to have a legend like Bill in our company.”

Congrats to Bill Dally on the new appointment.  I had the pleasure of listening to David speak at last year’s NVIDIA conference.  He’s quite a sharp individual.

For more info, read the full release here at HPCWire.