Benchmarking with Futuremark: Losing is not a Bug
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 6:30 PM (PDT)
San Jose, CA
of Silicon Valley Presents:
Speaker: Oliver Baltuch, President, FutureMark Inc
Time: 6:30 PM (PT) Networking/Refreshments, 7:00 PM Presentation
Location: Cadence / Bldg 10, 2655 Seely Ave, San Jose, CA (map)
Futuremark develops industry standard benchmarking software (such as 3DMark) that measures hardware performance of PCs, tablets, and smartphones. Running benchmarks during the product development process can highlight setup and stability problems. Comparing scores from similar systems can help you choose between upgrades and new components.
This talk will center on how Futuremark and the companies that are working in its programs are involved in benchmarking the new generation of processors. These range from GPUs to CPUs to APUs and power the latest electronic devices. Futuremark’s benchmarks are the most authoritative performance tests and are widely used by the world’s leading software publications and enthusiasts review sites when testing the latest devices.
Oliver Baltuch is a 25 year Silicon Valley veteran of several companies including National Semiconductor, Vadem, Standard Microsystems, NVIDIA, NetCell, Chartered Semiconductor, and Furturemark. With a B.Sc. in Theoretical Physics from Concordia University in Montreal and a Masters of Engineering in Physics Engineering from Cornell University, Oliver started out as a Yield Improvement Engineer in a 3 micron bipolar wafer fab and then proceeded into marketing after working in the Fairchild Research Center in the late 1980s. He has then worked in various marketing roles from Staff Strategic Marketing Engineer at National up to his current position as VP Sales and Marketing Worldwide for Futuremark Oy (Finnish Company) and President of its North American subsidiary Futuremark Inc. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International working to preserve the last remaining Mountain Gorillas and their habitat.
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