Joel Hestness is a systems research scientist at Baidu Research Silicon Valley AI Lab (SVAIL). He studies the scaling characteristics of machine and deep learning applications and techniques to scale out model training runs on large-scale clusters. His prior research focused on general-purpose GPU microarchitecture and memory hierarchies to improve programmability, performance, and energy efficiency in heterogeneous processors. Joel contributes to gem5-gpu, gem5, and TensorFlow. He holds a PhD in computer architecture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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