Supercomputing veteran Steve Scott has joined chip company AMD.

Scott most recently led the Azure Hardware Architecture organization at Microsoft, where he helped design and deploy cloud supercomputers.

He will become corporate fellow of network and systems architecture at AMD in a move first noticed by Twitter account TDIH Supercomputing.

Steve Scott
– Steve Scott

Scott has spent long stretches at Cray, punctuated by shorter stints elsewhere. Way back in 1992, he spent four years at Cray Research, followed by three at owner Silicon Graphics.

After Cray was spun out, the firm was on the verge of bankruptcy, but saved by a single contract - Red Storm. Scott spent 11 years at the company as a corporate scientist, SVP and CTO, as it regained its footing in the marketplace.

Then came two years at Nvidia from 2011, a little over a year at Google, and five years back at Cray as CTO. He also spent nine months as CTO of HPC at HPE after it acquired Cray for $1.3bn, before moving to Microsoft for a little over three years.

"I'm hugely impressed with AMD's technology and roadmap, and have always enjoyed working with the AMD team," Scott said on LinkedIn.

"I'm really looking forward to joining the team and working with our cloud and systems partners to enable high-ambition AI and HPC systems!"