Dr. William C. BrantleySystem Optimization Engineering, Principal Member of Technical Staff, HPC & Cloud Strategy, AMD
Bill Brantley completed his Ph.D. at Carnegie Mellon University in ECE after working 3 years at LANL. Next, he joined the T.J. Watson Research Center where he began a project which led to the Vector instruction set extensions for the Z-Series CPUs. Then he was one of the architects of the 64 CPU RP3 (a DARPA supported HPC system development in the mid-80s) and led the processor design including a hardware performance monitor. Later he worked on a number of projects at IBM mostly dealing with system level performance of RISC 6000 and other systems, eventually joining the Linux Technology Center. In 2002, he joined Advanced Micro Devices where he is a Principal Member of Technical Staff and helped to launch the Opteron. Since 2004 he has been the manager of a performance team focused on HPC where he contributes to both current and future products.