David Barkai Joins XTREME Design as the company Looks to Bring Cloud HPC to U.S.

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Dr. David Barkai

Today XTREME Design Inc. announced that Dr. David Barkai has joined the company as an adviser. As a Japanese startup offering cloud-based, virtual supercomputing-on-demand, XTREME Design hopes to tap Dr. Barkai’s extensive HPC expertise in their efforts to enter US market for Cloud HPC.

Dr. Barkai is a long time HPC practitioner with over 35 years of experience. He entered the field very shortly after receiving a Ph.D. in theoretical physics. A common thread of Davidʼs career is a focus on the relationships between applications/workloads and architecture. He was in several HPC companies during their hay days – Control Data, Floating Point Systems, Cray Research, Supercomputing Systems Inc., as well as a stint at NASA Ames. And, more recently, in Intel for 15 years ‒ most of it as one of its HPC experts. After retiring from Intel, Dr. Barkai stayed involved with HPC through a couple of years each at Cray and SGI.

XTREME Design Inc. is a well-funded startup with over 15 years of experience in high-performance computing and cloud technologies. Their IaaS computing services deliver an easy-to-use customer experience through a robust UI/UX and cloud management features. The XTREME DNA product delivers high-end cloud-based compute capabilities supporting private, public, and hybrid cloud, featuring the latest CPUs, GPUs, and interconnect options. Applications include Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), machine learning, deep learning, high performance data analysis, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

XTREME Design will showcase its technologies at SC17 in Denver in November (Booth #1485).

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