Cerebras Systems is revolutionizing compute for Deep Learning

Cerebras Systems is a team of pioneering computer architects, computer scientists, and deep learning researchers. We have come together to build a new class of computer system that accelerates artificial intelligence by orders of magnitude beyond the current state of the art.

Engineering team

Cerebras' 150+ person team is the heart and soul of our organization. We are software engineers, machine learning researchers, hardware and systems engineers, along with operations, support, and product management. Our people come from diverse backgrounds and from around the world with a wide range of experience and expertise. Visit our Careers page to learn more about working with this extraordinary group.

Leadership team

Cerebras is led by a world-class team of proven innovators in technology and business.

Andrew Feldman

Andrew Feldman

CEO, Co-Founder

Andrew is co-founder and CEO of Cerebras Systems. He is an entrepreneur dedicated to pushing boundaries in the compute space. Prior to Cerebras, he co-founded and was CEO of SeaMicro, a pioneer of energy-efficient, high-bandwidth microservers. SeaMicro was acquired by AMD in 2012 for $357M. Before SeaMicro, Andrew was the Vice President of Product Management, Marketing and BD at Force10 Networks which was later sold to Dell Computing for $800M. Prior to Force10 Networks, Andrew was the Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development at RiverStone Networks from the company’s inception through IPO in 2001. Andrew holds an MBA from Stanford University.

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Gary Lauterbach

Gary Lauterbach

CTO, Co-Founder

Gary is co-founder and CTO of Cerebras Systems. He is widely recognized as one of the industry’s leading computer architects. Prior to Cerebras, Gary was co-founder and CTO of SeaMicro, where his inventions helped pioneer the microserver category. While at SeaMicro, Gary was the Principal Investigator for a $9.3 Million US Department of Energy grant for energy-efficient computing. Following Seamicro’s acquisition by AMD, Gary was a Corporate Fellow and CTO for the server and server-CPU business units. Earlier in his career, Gary was a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems, where he was Chief Microprocessor Architect for the UltraSPARC III and UltraSPARC IV microprocessors. At Sun Laboratories, he was Chief Architect of the DARPA HPCS Petascale computing project. Gary holds more than 50 patents.

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Dhiraj Mallick

Dhiraj Mallick

VP Engineering and Business Development

Dhiraj is VP of Engineering and Business Development at Cerebras Systems. Dhiraj has over 20 years of executive leadership experience directing large, high-performing engineering teams at Intel, AMD and startups like SeaMicro and NexGen. Prior to Cerebras, Dhiraj was CTO and VP Architecture for Intel’s $20B Data Center business. Before Intel, he was an integral part of the executive leadership team as VP Engineering at SeaMicro prior to its acquisition by AMD, after which he continued at AMD as Corporate VP and GM of the Server Solutions division. Dhiraj serves as an advisor to several VC-backed companies and holds an MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

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Sean Lie

Chief Hardware Architect, Co-Founder

Sean is Chief Hardware Architect and co-founder of Cerebras Systems. Prior to Cerebras, Sean was Lead Hardware Architect of the IO virtualization fabric ASIC at SeaMicro. After SeaMicro was acquired by AMD, Sean was made an AMD Fellow and Chief Data Center Architect. Earlier in his career, he spent five years at AMD in their advanced architecture team. He holds a BS and MEng in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT and has authored 16 patents in computer architecture.

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Michael James

Chief Architect of Advanced Technologies, Co-Founder

Michael is Chief Architect of Advanced Technologies and co-founder of Cerebras Systems. Prior to Cerebras, Michael was Lead Software Architect responsible for distributed system software at SeaMicro. After SeaMicro was acquired, Michael was made an AMD Fellow and Lead Software Architect. Throughout his career, he has designed operating systems, compilers, real-time feedback controls systems, signal process, and recognition systems. Michael has degrees in Molecular Neurobiology, Mathematics, and Computer Science from UC Berkeley.

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Jean-Philippe Fricker

Chief System Architect, Co-Founder

Jean-Philippe (J.P.) is Chief System Architect at Cerebras Systems. Before co-founding Cerebras, J.P. was Senior Hardware Architect at rack-scale flash array startup DSSD (acquired by EMC). Prior to DSSD, J.P. was Lead System Architect at SeaMicro where he designed three generations of fabric-based computer systems. Earlier in his career, J.P. was Director of Hardware Engineering at Alcatel-Lucent and Director of Hardware Engineering at Riverstone Networks. He holds an MS in Electrical Engineering from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, and has authored 24 patents.

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John Turk

VP Operations and Customer Support

John is VP Operations and Customer Support at Cerebras Systems and has extensive experience managing the challenging day-to-day operations of successful, growing startups. He was the VP of Operations and Service at rack-scale flash array startup DSSD. Earlier, he was VP Operations and Service at SeaMicro. After SeaMicro’s acquisition by AMD, John continued in his role as SVP Operations and Services at AMD before joining DSSD. Prior to Seamicro, John was Senior VP Operations at Omneon and Director of Manufacturing at Cisco Systems. He has an MBA from Stanford University.

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Andy Hock, PhD

Director of Product

Andy Hock is Director of Product at Cerebras Systems. Andy was the Senior Director of Advanced Technologies at Skybox Imaging, makers of high-resolution satellites, when the company was purchased by Google in 2014 for $500M. After the acquisition, he continued on as Product Manager at Google before joining the team at Cerebras. Prior to Skybox, Andy was the Senior Program Manager, business development lead and a Senior Scientist for Arete Associates. He holds a PhD in Geophysics and Space Physics from UCLA.

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Investors

  • Sam Altman

    Founder OpenAI and YCombinator

  • Andy Bechtolsheim

    Founder Sun Microsystems, Granite, Arista and DSSD

  • Greg Brockman

    Founder and CTO OpenAI, CTO Stripe

  • Adam D’Angelo

    Former CTO Facebook and CEO Quora

  • Mark Leslie

    Former CEO Veritas; Professor Stanford GSB

  • Nick McKeown

    Founder, Nicira and Barefoot; Professor Stanford University

  • David "Dadi" Perlmutter

    Former EVP, Chief Product Officer, GM Intel Architecture Group

  • Saiyed Atiq Raza

    Chairman/CEO Virsec Systems, Former COO AMD

  • Jeff Rothschild

    Former VP Engineering Facebook

  • Pradeep Sindhu

    Founder Juniper Networks

  • Ilya Sutskever

    Founder and Chief Scientist OpenAI

  • Lip-Bu Tan

    CEO Cadence

  • Fred Weber

    Former CTO AMD

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