Jim Kahle - Keynote Speaker for TAU 2004!
Director of Technology
Design Center for the Cell Technology
Jim Kahle is an
IBM Fellow whos current role is the Director of Technology for the
Austin based Design Center for the Cell Technology. This is a
partnership with IBM, Sony and Toshiba.
Jim has been working for IBM since the early 80's on RISC based
microprocessors. His work started in Physical Design tools and now has
concentrated on RISC Architecture. He was a key designer for the RIOS I
processor that launched IBM into the RS/6000 line of workstations and
Jim was also one of the founding members of the Somerset Design center were
he was the project manager for the PowerPC 603 and follow-on processors
which lead to PowerPC G3. These chips and cores have been used everywhere
from embedded cores, to Apple systems and Nintendo's new Game Cube. Jim was
key to the definition of the PowerPC architecture and of the superscalar
techniques used in IBM. Jim has been on the forefront of Superscalar design, MultiScalar and SMT microarchitectures.
Jim Kahle was the Chief Architect for the Power4 core and continually
assists in PowerPC roadmap planning.
Jim received his BS degree from Rice University in 1983.