We previously broke the news that Richard Dracott had stepped in as Acting Director of Intel’s European exascale labs. This month we follow up on that story with news of key permanent appointments that will shape the future of Intel’s exascale efforts.
Karl Solchenbach has joined Intel (Nov 1) as new director for the European Exascale Labs. Karl joins Intel from Scapos AG, a joint venture with the Fraunhofer Society, which he founded and directed. Scapos AG is dedicated to transferring innovative software products from the Fraunhofer Institutes to the technical computing market. From 2003 to 2008, Karl worked for Intel as director for Cluster Software and Technologies. He came to Intel by way of Intel’s acquisition of Pallas in 2003. Pallas became the Intel Cologne Software Lab, which lead the development of cluster tools and grid technology in Intel. In 1991, Karl was the co-founder of Pallas, and served as its managing director until 2003. During that time, Pallas became a leading HPC software company with a strong focus on Cluster and Grid technology.