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simon Knowles

Simon Knowles
Founder & CTO

Simon is co-founder, CTO and EVP Engineering of Graphcore and is the original architect of the “Colossus” IPU.  He has been designing original processors for emergent workloads for over 30 years, focussing on intelligence since 2012.  Before Graphcore, Simon co-founded two other successful processor companies – Element14, acquired by Broadcom in 2000, and Icera, acquired by Nvidia in 2011.  

He is an EE graduate of Cambridge University.