We are told that, GPGPU expert Mike Houston from Stanford Graphics Lab of Stanford University has joined AMD.
Before joined AMD, Mike Houston worked in Stanford Graphics Lab, as the leader of programming language BrookGPU and distributed computing Folding @ home. Mike Houston is recognized as GPGPU expert.
We learnt that before joined AMD, Mike Houston’s work was not confined to GPGPU, for example, he was responsible for the "Sequoia" projects, targeting large enterprises, that is, programming language processing model for the processor memory grading system research and development, which can be handled by CPU, GPU and Cell.
After joining AND, Mike Houston will be responsible for the development of Instruction Set Architecture of APU. Mike Houston’s join will greatly enhanced AMD’s power in Fusion project, although it’s not easy for the Sequoia project transplant to AMD Fusion processor which is not easy.
AMD’s rival NVIDIA, has got Ian Buck from the Stanford Graphics Lab, who now works as software manager in NVIDIA CUDA Department.