Alan Goodrum is an HP Fellow in Hewlett-Packard’s Enterprise Group. A recognized leader in server design, Alan currently works on photonics applications in HP servers, helping develop future solutions that will positively differentiate HP server products.
Previously, Alan’s primary focus was on power management and its impact on server architecture, server management, and the datacenter of the future. He was a central player in the development of the overall power management strategy for HP ProLiant servers, with contributions ranging from work on HP Dynamic Power Capping and HP Power Discovery Services, to innovations impacting the entire datacenter, such as Insight Control Power Management software, the HP Performance Optimized Datacenter (POD), and EcoPOD.
Alan has over 40 years of experience with product development and product-development strategy in the computer industry. He was a member of the Compaq team that created the first industry-standard server in 1989 and, more recently, was a key player in the architectural and technological planning of HP BladeSystem and ProLiant servers. He has chaired several industry workgroups for the PCI-SIG, where he contributed to the development of the PCI, PCI Hot Plug, PCI-X, and PCI Express interface standards, and was a frequent speaker at PCI-SIG conferences.
The author of PCI Hot Plug Application and Design, Alan was also the recipient of the 2003 Server I/O Conference Lifetime Achievement Award. He holds 34 issued patents, with several more filed. Alan received both his BSEE and MSEE from the University of Houston, where he has been a guest instructor and recently completed a six-year term as the chair of the Industry Advisory Board for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.