I Multicore World - 27-28 March 2012, Wellington, New Zealand
Abstract - Fusion-io's integrated hardware and software solutions leverage non-volatile memory to significantly increase datacenter performance and efficiency offering enterprise grade performance, reliability, availability and manageability. Fusion-io pioneered a new storage memory platform that brings fast reliable data acceleration to the server where data is processed. Fusion-io was named one of the most promising companies in the United States by the Wall Street Journal in 2010; Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is Fusion-io’s Chief Scientist, and Michael Dell was an early investor. Now a public company with a market cap over $2B USD, Fusion-io products are used by innovative leaders like Facebook, Apple, and Salesforce.com.
Noting the synergies between multicore processors and fast flash memory, Mr. Peek said "The challenges we are facing in meeting modern data demands are felt around the world, so we are very interested in discussing how data center innovation can help organizations in New Zealand as the country works towards becoming a centre of excellence in parallel programming."
James B. Peek - Senior Director of Strategy. Fusion-io, United States
Jim is an entrepreneur, business and technology developer, and experienced engineer. Currently he is working at Fusion-io in their strategy group and loving it.
He works on technology strategy projects for the company meeting with leaders and lead developers inside Fusion-io as well as key customers, developers, and analysts outside it. He and the company are driving at the big opportunities ahead through innovation to further improve the potential for much more efficient and faster processing power, data storage, and communications.
Over the past 25 years Jim has worked for a few computer companies including Sun Microsystems, where did things like designing, managing, analyzing and boosting performance, contracts, M&A, etc.
He helped develop various products like processors, graphics, servers, clusters, and distributed systems.
He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, in 1980 and 1983. While there he had the good fortune to be working under Prof. David Patterson as one of the lead designers on RISC1.
He is priviledged to serve as a member of the Stanford materials science & engineering advisory group, and is a member of various technical organizations including the IEEE, and HKN - the electrical engineering honor society. In 2006, he was a recipient of Sun Chairman's Award, and prior to that got something similar for his work at Pyramid Technology Corp. He resides in the San Francisco bay area, and enjoys the good simple things in life including walking and talking, cooking and dining.