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Siamak Tavallaei

Principal Architect
Siamak Tavallaei is a Principal Architect at Microsoft’s Azure division. Collaborating with industry partners, he drives a number of initiatives in research, design, and deployment of hardware for Microsoft’s cloud-scale services such as Azure, Machine Learning, Bing, Office 365, Exchange, and SQL across a global datacenter footprint.

With over 30 patents and 28 years of computer industry experience, he has been instrumental in development and evolution of innovative multi-processor servers and technology initiatives in areas of storage and memory hierarchy as well as heterogeneous, distributed computing.

He held the rank of Principal Member Technical Staff at Compaq and was a Distinguished Technologist at Hewlett-Packard before joining Microsoft.

He is interested in Big Compute, Big Data, and Artificial Intelligence solutions based on distributed, heterogeneous, accelerated, and energy-efficient computing. His current focus is the optimization of large-scale, mega-datacenters for general-purpose computing and accelerated, tightly-connected, problem-solving machines built on collaborative designs of hardware, software, and management.