A little over a year ago, Jim Keller, who is remembered by all experts in the history of the computer industry for a number of successful processor architectures, took on three positions at the young Canadian company Tenstorrent: in addition to being a member of the board of directors, he served as president and technical director . Now he has been offered the post of CEO, which Jim was handed over by the company’s founder, Ljubiša Bajič.
So explained this personnel change by Jim Keller himself: “My friend Ljubiša Bažić and I have decided to switch roles to ensure further growth of the company and offer the market processors and artificial intelligence accelerators that will be able to handle the next generation of computing tasks.”. At the same time, Keller promised his new position due to several successes this year “Make some heads turn our way”.
Jim Keller is considered an Intel veteran, although he had worked at both Apple and Tesla, and introduced AMD to the first generation of the Zen architecture, which it launched without his involvement but was able to evolve to a conducive state to its current commercial success. Canadian company Tenstorrent, now led by Jim Keller, specializes in developing solutions for artificial intelligence and machine learning systems and last year announced work on creating high-performance CPUs using the RISC-V architecture. In addition to offices in the USA and Canada, there are offices in Cambridge, UK, in Bangalore, India, and in the Serbian capital, Belgrade, to which the company is linked through the origins of its founder. Another AMD native works in Tenstorrent’s leadership – this is David Bennett, who manages customer relations.