Stanford EE Computer Systems Colloquium

4:15PM, Wednesday, Jun 7, 2006
HP Auditorium, Gates Computer Science Building B01

Into the Core ...

Pat Gelsinger
Intel Corporation
About the talk:

Intel Senior Vice President Pat Gelsinger will discuss Intel's most recent advancements in microprocessor architecture. In this talk, Mr. Gelsinger will review the motivations that drove the development of the Intel® Core™ Microarchitecture, some of its most important features and the challenges that face microprocessor designers in the future. Please join us for a stimulating discussion by one of Stanford's own!


Slides for Pat Gelsinger's presentation in PDF format.

About the speaker:

[gelsinger photo] Pat Gelsinger is senior vice president and general manager of Intel Corporation's Digital Enterprise Group.

Gelsinger joined Intel in 1979, and has more than 20 years of experience in general management and product development positions. Gelsinger led Intel's Corporate Technology Group, which encompasses many Intel research activities, including leading Intel Labs and Intel Research, and driving industry alignment with these technologies and initiatives. As CTO, he coordinated with Intel's longer-term research efforts and helped ensure consistency from Intel's emerging computing, networking and communications products and technologies.

Before his appointment as the company's first CTO, Gelsinger was the chief technology officer of the Intel Architecture Group. In this position, he led the organization that researches, develops and designs next-generation hardware and software technologies for all Intel Architecture platforms for business and consumer market segments.

Previously, Gelsinger led the Desktop Products Group, where he was responsible for Intel's desktop processors, chipsets and motherboards for consumer and commercial OEM customers as well as Intel's desktop technology initiatives and the Intel Developer Forum. From 1992 to 1996, Gelsinger was instrumental in defining and delivering the Intel® ProShare® video conferencing and Internet communications product line. Prior to 1992, he was general manager of the division responsible for the Pentium® Pro, IntelDX2™ and Intel486™ microprocessor families. Other positions Gelsinger has held during his Intel career include director of the Platform Architecture Group, design manager and chief architect of the original i486™ microprocessor, manager of CAD methodologies, and key contributor on the original i386™ and i286 chip design teams.

Gelsinger holds six patents and six applications in the areas of VLSI design, computer architecture and communications. He has more than 20 publications in these technical fields, including "Programming the 80386," published in 1987 by Sybex Inc. He has received numerous Intel and industry recognition awards, and his promotion to group vice president at age 32 made him the youngest vice president in the history of the company.

Gelsinger received an associate's degree from Lincoln Technical Institute in 1979, a bachelor's degree from Santa Clara University in 1983, Magna Cum Laude, and a master's degree from Stanford University in 1985. All degrees are in electrical engineering. Gelsinger is married and the father of four children.

Contact information:

Patrick P. Gelsinger
Senior Vice President
General Manager, Digital Enterprise Group