Senior Software Architect
Panels Participated in
Simon Peffers is an architect in the Datacenter Innovation, Pathfinding, and Architecture Group at Intel. In that capacity, he is responsible for identifying, characterizing, and accelerating datacenter algorithms on Intel Architecture. Since 2014 his group has been involved in blockchain and distributed ledger technology projects seeking to better understand this emerging workload, its applications in solving real world problems, and ultimately ensuring it runs best on Intel Architecture.
For more than 15 years Simon has helped to shape Intel server products, including Haswell Server and Xeon+FPGA. As a technologist he has contributed across a diverse set of areas including leading software projects, managing silicon design teams, and architecting new products and solutions. Today in addition to his technical work, Simon mentors other engineers on career development and helps to nurture a diverse workforce.
He holds a BS and MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. A frequent climber of both rock and ice, he’s keenly aware of how to anticipate and accommodate rapid shifts in the interfaces between people, their environments, and technology.
Recent Press Coverage
- MIT Panelists Ponder Blockchain’s Tipping Point (2016-06-12)
- Blockchain use cases, private vs. public debate engross community (2016-06-08)
- Blockchain’s hype exceeds its grasp – for now (2016-06-07)
- Data, security, and IoT at MIT Sloan CIO Symposium 2016 (2016-05-19)
- Widespread Blockchain Adoption Will Take Time, Says MIT Panel (2016-05-18)