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Kirk Bresniker

Chief Technologist
United States
Kirk Bresniker is Vice President and Chief Technologist in the HP Servers Global Business Unit representing more than 21 years of innovation leadership. The HP Servers portfolio includes HP Moonshot; HP ProLiant servers, the world’s No. 1 server brand; HP BladeSystem, the world’s number one bladed infrastructure; and mission-critical computing with the HP Integrity platform and power the web and nearly every aspect of daily life from finance and entertainment to healthcare and education. Starting in 1997, Kirk began a decade-long research and development effort to develop novel new modular system architectures which would eventually become a new category of integrated hardware and software offerings known as Blade Servers. This early work was eventually refined and blended with the contributions of the combined HP-Compaq merger lead to become HP BladeSystem c-Class, the undisputed leader in Blade Server platforms. Prior to and during his work on Blade Servers, Kirk was a key contributor on every entry level and mid-range PA-RISC and Integrity SMP systems. Joining HP as a PA-RISC system hardware engineer in 1989, he has always been a part of the Business Critical Systems team. In 1993, he was the design lead for the first HP entry-level multi-processor system which broke new ground in terms of low-cost, high performance design. Following that, he was the design lead for the entire D-class PA-RISC product family, one of the highest volume BCS product families ever introduced. In 1999, he was the key architect for all PA-RISC and Itanium entry and mid-range servers and oversaw a complete re-vamp of the product line and prepared for the PA-RISC to Itanium transition.Kirk has been a lead contributor to HP’s industry standard presence in the areas of telecommunications. He was a primary contributor to the Infiniband Carrier Grade Focus group as well as a lead author of the PICMG AdvancedTCA family of standards. Kirk current holds27 US and 10 foreign patents in areas of modular platforms and blade systems, integrated circuits, and power and environmental control. Kirk is also an HP Fellow, a title awarded to the corporation’s most innovative thought leaders in recognition of their exceptional achievements. Kirk graduated in 1989 Cum Laude from Santa Clara University with a BSEE and was also a member of the Humanities Honors program. With his free time Kirk enjoys cooking with his family including trying to get his kids to taste his latest culinary creations. He also enjoys sampling single malt whisky.

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