David Emberson

Senior Distinguished Technologist
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

David Emberson is Senior Distinguished Technologist for HPC System Architecture, where he is working on future memory system designs for HPE Cray systems. He began his career at MIT's Digital Systems Laboratory, where he built one of the first portable computers in 1975. He has held positions at Prime Computer, Megatest, Ametek Computer Research, and Sun Microsystems. At Sun, Mr. Emberson was a member of the SPARC architecture committee, managed the SparcStation 10 and SparcStation 20 programs, and was Senior Director at SunLabs. His consulting clients have included the Hypertransport Consortium, AMD, Intel, Atheros, PathScale, Qlogic and numerous startup companies. At HPE he was Technical Director of HPE's PathForward program for the Department of Energy's Exascale Computing Program. His current research is in memory system design for HPC systems. He serves on the JEDEC J42.2 (HBM) committee and is a Senior Member of IEEE. Mr. Emberson has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from MIT. He holds nineteen patents.

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