Vladimir Pentkovski is a Principal Engineer in the Microprocessor Product Group in Folsom. He was one of the architects in the core team, which defined the Internet Streaming SIMD Extensions of IA-32 architecture. Vladimir led the development of Pentium III processor architecture and performance analysis. Previously he led the development of compilers and software and hardware support for programming languages for Elbrus multi-processor computers in Russia. Vladimir holds a Doctor of Science degree and Ph.D. degree in computer science and engineering from Russia. His e-mail is vladimir.m.pentkovskiintel.com.