Fayé Briggs

Fayé Briggs is the President and CEO of Niminq, Inc (a Data Center & Big Data Solution Company) and Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University. He was an Intel Fellow and Chief Server Platform Architect for the Data Center Group at Intel Corporation. His leadership in pioneering innovative multi-core and multiprocessor architectures and designs, resulted in the first over $1B of Intel Server revenues. He was also responsible for ensuring that Intel’s multi-core and many-core-based server architectures achieve leadership performance and enterprise features. He served as the Intel Fellow in Residence for China in 2011-2012. Prior to joining Intel, Briggs was one of the co-architects of Sun’s original SPARC processor and led a Sun architecture team on the first scalable multiprocessor server. Briggs was also a co-founder and CTO of Axil Computers, where he led the development of multiprocessor chipsets, boards and systems for more than 30 server, storage and workstation products. He also served as an associate professor at Rice University in electrical and computer engineering. Briggs has published numerous technical papers on processor and multiprocessor architectures, memory ordering, cache coherence and performance. He is the co-author of the McGraw-Hill textbook, “Computer Architecture and Parallel Processing.” Briggs received an Intel Achievement Award for the successful definition and execution of Intel’s first quad-core products. Briggs received his master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University, and his doctorate in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.