Meet the Inventor of the Multi-Core Processor, Kunle Olukotun | Diaspora Stars
Popularly regarded as the Father of the Multi-Core Processor, Ayinde Olukotun is a British-born Nigerian computer scientist and a Cadence Design Systems Professor at the Stanford School of Engineering, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford University, and a Director of the Stanford Pervasive Parallelism Lab. Olukotun is also the project leader of the Stanford Hydra Chip Multiprocessor. His accomplishments include creating the first general-purpose multi-core CPU, pioneering single-chip multiprocessor and multi-threaded processor architecture, and pioneering multi-core CPUs and GPUs, transactional memory technologies, and domain-specific language programming models. Computer architecture, parallel programming environments and scalable parallel systems, domain specific languages, and high-level compilers are among Olukotun's research interests.