Monday, September 20, 2010
KUNLE OLUKOTUN: OGUN AT STANFORD,AFARA AT SILICON VALLEY
,a professor of electrical engineering and
computer science at Stanford and director of
the Stanford Pervasive Parallelism Lab
who also has a significant record in terms of innovation and the development of his innovation in collaboration with industry.He co-founded
Afara Web Systems
, which was
later acquired by Sun Microsystems
Yoruba for "bridge",had problems gaining venture capital following negative financial sector developments in the US after 9/11.
Sun's acquisition of Afara
is described as central to its efforts to
reposition itself in its core market
of microprocessor development.A core attraction for Sun was the Niagara microprocessor and system design,the history of which describes it as emerging from
Olukotun's Hydra research project
which later led him to seek venture capital funding to develop it.Olukotun's role in Niagara is also highlighted in this
paper on innovation
from Sun Microcystems.
Olukotun's academic papers are evident on his university page and through his
100 papers at the Scientific Commons.
spanning 1993 to 2010.
You may read excerpts on Amazon from Olukotun's co-authored
Multicore Processes and Systems
. You can also read online Kunle Olukotun and Lance Hammond's paper "
The Future of Microprocessors
vision of the Stanford Pervasive Parallelism Lab
is described at that link by Olukotun and his fellow researchers and by this information industry report which describes
industry and scientists collaborating at the lab to create breakthroughs in the field
while Olukotun gives this
overview of pervasive parallelism
at a computing conference.
On Mar 17, 2006, at 8:30 PM, toyin adepoju wrote:
I found your biographical profile which was in an email I got from PARC announcing your forthcoming lecture most inspiring. I am student of
who has an interest in the sciences.
I am intrigued by the presence of the name
in your email [
] and your Stanford URL[
] .May I ask if the use of that name in those contexts has any relationship to the
deity?Possibly a symbolic relationship?
"Kunle Olukotun" <
hello and enquiry
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2006 00:11:55 -0800
To: "toyin adepoju" <
As you know Ogun is the Yoruba god of iron and steel, invoked by all whose occupations rely on iron. Computer servers are
sometimes called "big iron", so my server's name is "Ogun"
For Professor Olokotun's Stanford page go to
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