Cray CTO Steve Scott moves to Microsoft – DatacenterDynamics

Steve Scott has moved to Microsoft, as VP of hardware architecture and technical fellow at Microsoft.

A long time employee of Cray, Scott was previously the CTO of HPC at the supercomputing company’s new owner, HPE.

Great Scott

The news was not officially announced, but revealed in a tweet by Microsoft Azure’s principal program manager for HPC & big compute, Evan Burness.

Scott has spent long stretches at Cray, punctuated by shorter stints elsewhere. Way back in 1992, he spent four years at Cray Research, followed by three at owner Silicon Graphics. “SGI spun Cray off and they kept all of the parts of the company that were working on massively parallel processors using microprocessors,” Scott told DCD two years ago. “The rest of us became Cray Inc, which is the company that we are today.”

The firm was on the verge of bankruptcy, but saved by a single contract – Red Storm. Scott spent 11 years at the company as corporate scientist, SVP and CTO, as it regained its footing in the marketplace.

Then came two years at Nvidia from 2011, a little over

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