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Industry Trends in High Performance Networking

August 24, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am UTC-7

Speaker: Robert Hormuth, Corporate Vice President, AMD

Title: Industry Trends in High Performance Networking

Abstract: Modern workloads are redefining the needs and requirements for efficient networks. Perhaps this is nowhere as obvious as the recent advances and investments in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML). Intelligent network endpoints, such as SmartNICs, are showing incredible promise for building very powerful and intelligent networks based on Ethernet. In turn, this has profound impacts on data flow and acceleration in these demanding use cases.

Bio: Robert Hormuth is Corporate Vice President, Architecture and Strategy of the Data Center Solutions Group at AMD. Robert has 35 years in the computer industry, joining AMD in 2020 after 13 years with Dell, 8 years with Intel and 11 years at National Instruments. At AMD Robert is charged with creating a long-term system level vision for DSG and identify the technical requirements/implications to the DSG portfolio. Robert’s experience includes IO peripheral designs, x86 system design, BIOS, firmware, application software, and FPGA/ASIC design. Robert has a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and currently holds 30+ patents.