SambaNova Systems’ mission is to bring AI innovations developed in advanced research to organizations around the world, helping to create AI for everyone, everywhere.
SambaNova provides the core infrastructure to run next-generation AI algorithms and applications from the datacenter to the edge. Unlike traditional AI Infrastructure companies that focus on delivering a single technology component, SambaNova developed a systems architecture that is flexible, efficient, scalable, and optimized for dataflow from algorithms to silicon.
The company was founded in November 2017 in Palo Alto, California by industry luminaries, hardware and software design experts, world-class innovators from Sun/Oracle, and Stanford University.
Co-Founder and CEO
Rodrigo Liang is the CEO and co-founder of SambaNova Systems.
Prior to SambaNova Systems, Rodrigo was senior vice-president at Oracle Corporation where he was responsible for SPARC Processor and ASIC development.
During his tenure at Oracle, he led one of the industry’s largest engineering organizations in developing high-performance microprocessors and releasing 12 major SPARC processors and ASICs for enterprise servers over the past 15 years.
SPARC processor performance achieved numerous world records, and it continues to be a performance leader for enterprise applications.
Before joining Oracle via the Sun acquisition in 2010, Rodrigo was vice-president at Sun Microsystems where he worked on the development of the Niagara line of multi-core processors.
Rodrigo holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University.