NVIDIA Appoints new Chief Scientist
The ex-Chairman of the Computer Science Department at Stamford University, Professor William Dally, has been appointed NVIDIA's new Chief Scientist and Vice President of Research. He will be replacing David Kirk, who has now been made an NVIDIA fellow.
With a long and established career, Daly had been a Professor at Stamford University since 1997, and took the role of Chairman of the Computer Science department in 2005. The team he worked with there developed the system architecture, network architecture, signaling, routing and synchronization technology that is found in most large parallel computers today. He is also co-credited with designing the MOSSIM Simulation Engine and the Torus Routing chip which pioneered “wormhole” routing and virtual-channel flow control. Nvidia CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang said of the new appointment: