SHPCP May 2024 Lunch & Learn

Date(s) - May 30, 2024
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) @ UT Austin

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Don’t miss this Society of HPC Professionals lunch and learn event!


Thunderbird Next Generation Compute Accelerator for HPC, AI, and Graph Analytics

Doug Norton, CMO InspireSemi

30 May 2024
11:30am- Noon CDT — Networking
Noon – 1:00pm CDT — Presentation (+ online option)

Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) + Online option
10505 Exploration Way
Austin, TX 78758


About the Event

InspireSemi’s powerful Thunderbird “supercomputer cluster-on-a-chip” accelerated computing architecture is based on an array of thousands of modern, efficient, and powerful 64-bit CPU cores, tightly integrated with high speed memory and networking.  It is an ideal and versatile platform for high-performance computing (HPC), AI/machine learning, graph analytics, and other compute-intensive applications.

Leveraging the modern, open standard RISC-V CPU ISA (instruction set architecture) provides access to an established, thriving ecosystem of software, libraries, and development tools. Our developer-friendly all-CPU programming model eliminates vendor lock-in and greatly simplifies software development, QA, and maintenance, since there is no need to support multiple and often proprietary software stacks (e.g.- x86, CUDA, ROCM, FPGAs, etc.). This also enables the combination of HPC & AI on one platform for deeper insights and bigger advancements.


About the Speaker

Doug Norton
Chief Marketing Officer, Inspire Semiconductor, Inc.

Doug is a senior business development, sales, and marketing executive with over 35 years of experience in public and startup enterprise technology companies. He brings a customer focused approach to market development, go to market strategy, creating OEM, channel, & technology partnerships, and building worldwide sales teams.

He began his career at IBM in product development then moved to the sales & marketing organization. He went on to various senior leadership positions at Cadence Design Systems, CoWare, Newisys, Virtual Instruments, and Nimbix.  He is President of the Society of HPC Professionals and member of the RISC-V SIG-HPC and marketing committee. Doug earned a BS in Electrical Engineering cum laude from Missouri University of Science & Technology.

When he’s not working in HPC & AI, his passion is all things automotive. This includes restoring cars (>30) as well as a namesake 1971 Norton Commando 750 motorcycle.

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