SiPearl Opens Site in Barcelona

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Maisons-Laffitte,France and Barcelona, June 22, 2021 – SiPearl, the company that is designing the high-performance, low power microprocessor for the European exascale supercomputer, is opening its Barcelona office as the second operational subsidiary outside of France. This opening comes one year after opening its office in Duisburg, Germany.

At the heart of this ecosystem, SiPearl SL will be the group’s research and development center dedicated to collaborative programs. Anna Riverola (45, M.Sc in satellite remote sensing and geographic information systems from the Autonomous University of Barcelona) will be appointed as its head.

Previously Strategic Project Manager at BSC, Riverola was responsible for the overall project management of the European Processor Initiative (EPI) consortium whose objective is to promote the return of high-performance microprocessor technologies in Europe. There she worked in collaboration with Philippe Notton, former Managing Director of the EPI which gave substance to this project by creating the privately held company SiPearl.

“I am delighted to join SiPearl to lead its subsidiary in Catalonia and drive collaborative programs across Europe. This challenge is a continuation of my previous responsibilities within the scientific and industrial EPI consortium which is at the origin of SiPearl. Indeed, after having managed the research programs upstream of the project, I will now follow their implementation, the first step of which will be the launch of our first-generation microprocessor,” said Riverola.

“After opening our Duisburg office in May 2020, we have chosen Barcelona as the site for our second subsidiary because it provides an experienced talent pool in high performance computing. It brings us closer to leading players to continue our joint research work and undertake new projects. I am delighted that Anna Riverola is joining the SiPearl team. In particular, she brings the strong skills she has developed and demonstrated within the EPI consortium in the management of ambitious research programs involving numerous European partners,” concludes Philippe Notton, CEO and founder of SiPearl.

Created by Philippe Notton, SiPearl is involved in the European Processor Initiative (EPI) project, designing the high-performance, low-power microprocessor for the European exascale supercomputer.