Steven (Steve) Oberlin

Steven (Steve) Oberlin
CTO, Tesla, NVIDIA

Last Updated: 03/07/2018

Executive Summary

Veteran technologist, entrepreneur and confessed “geek,” Steve Oberlin joined NVIDIA (ni-VI-deeya) in late 2013 to help lead its high-performance computing initiative. As Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for NVIDIA’s Tesla, its accelerated computing business unit, Oberlin is responsible for NVIDIA’s Tesla roa

Personal Attributes and Interests

  • Oberlin holds more than a dozen US patents.

Current Focus

  • Primary Responsibilities:  As CTO, Oberlin is responsible for NVIDIA's Tesla roadmap and architecture. Tesla GPUs are NVIDIA's flagship processors for high-performance computing, delivering extreme par

Key Challenges

  • Leakage of Power in the Circuits: In the early 2000s, the industry could no longer boost the clock speed of CPUs to boost performance, so started going parallel – to the chagrin and dismay of programmers, Oberlin

Biographical Highlights

  • Born c. 1956
  • Oberlin began his career in computing at Cray Research in 1980 and held the following positions:
    - Designer and Project Engineer, CRAY-2 and CRAY-3 supercomputers (1981-1989)
    - Systems Architect, MPP Proj

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