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Brian W. Thompto

Distinguished Engineer
Brian W. Thompto is an IBM Distinguished Engineer based in Austin, TX. He is the chief core architect for IBM POWER servers and recently led the architecture and design of the processor core for POWER10, IBM's next generation server. He has over 20 years of experience leading global development teams across 10 generations of IBM POWER and IBM System z processors. His prior roles included being a lead architect and the overall performance leader for the POWER9 processor, the CPU powering the Summit and Sierra supercomputers. Mr. Thompto is an IBM Master Inventor with over 100 patent applications granted or pending.  He received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering and a second major in computer science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1999.
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