Steve Scott, age 45, served 19 years at Cray, including the last six as senior vice president and CTO, with responsibility for defining Cray's technology and system architecture roadmap. He holds 27 U.S. patents in the areas of interconnection networks, processor micro architecture, cache coherence, synchronization mechanisms and scalable parallel architectures.
A noted expert in high performance computer architecture and interconnection networks, Steve Scott was the recipient of the 2005 ACM Maurice Wilkes Award and the 2005 IEEE Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award. He has served on numerous programme committees and advisory boards.
"There are few people on the planet that have Steve's deep system level understanding of high performance computing", stated Bill Dally, NVIDIA's chief scientist. "Steve's decision to join NVIDIA is a resounding endorsement that GPU accelerated computing is the future of HPC. He will play a central role in architecting the world's most powerful supercomputers."
Steve Scott received a B.S. in electrical and computing engineering, an M.S. in computer science and a Ph.D. in computer architecture from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he was a Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and Hertz Foundation Fellow.