Ravi Arimilli (born 1963) is an IBM Fellow and Chief Architect. Largely responsible for development of the POWER5, he is one of the most prolific inventors in the world, being awarded 78 patents in 2002 and a further 53 in 2003. He has won IBM's Inventor of the Year award each year since 1998. He has over 474 patents to his name and is currently listed among the top 20 patent holders alive in the United States of America.
Arimilli moved with his family to the United States from Andhra Pradesh, India, in 1969. He studied at Louisiana State University, and joined IBM in 1985. He is regarded as IBM's leading expert on symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) system structures, cache/memory hierarchies and system bus protocols.
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