Acceleware Corp. Names Seasoned HPC Veteran, Steven Joachims, as Vice President of Business Development
Calgary, Alberta – September 12, 2007 – Acceleware Corp. (AXE: TSX-V), a leading developer of high-performance computing (HPC) applications, today announced that Steven Joachims has joined the organization as Vice President of Business Development. Joachims will be responsible for advancing strategic alliances and key partnerships, furthering commercialization of the Acceleware product family and augmenting channel partnerships. His initial focus will be to promote Acceleware’s acceleration solutions within the oil and gas sector.
“Our goal is to become the world-wide leader of turnkey GPU acceleration products in the HPC market,” said Sean Krakiwsky president and CEO of Acceleware. “After performing an extensive search to find the right person to complement our current management structure, we are confident Steven will be a valuable addition to Acceleware as we strive to achieve our vision for the company.”
With over 20 years experience in the HPC business, Joachims brings extensive community connections to Acceleware, as well as an ideal combination of senior leadership and hands-on experience spanning business development, marketing and strategic alliance management. In his 17 years working with Hewlett-Packard and Convex Computer Corporation (acquired by HP in 1994), Joachims solidified his reputation within the HPC industry by directing the worldwide server business unit in high performance and technical computing markets. He later worked as a key executive with OctigaBay Systems, an HPC start-up that was acquired by Cray Inc. in 2005. Shortly following the acquisition, he was named as Vice President of Business Development at Cray.
Acceleware specializes in the development and marketing of special purpose software/hardware acceleration products used to reduce design simulation and data processing run-times of high-performance computing (HPC) applications such as cell-phone design, seismic data processing, printed circuit board design, drug discovery, photonic/communications devices design, oil reservoir simulation, lithography mask design, bio-medical imaging and others.
Acceleware products are distributed by computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided engineering (CAE) software companies to end-users at the world's largest organizations in a wide range of industries. In each vertical market, Acceleware's third-generation board-level and engineering workstation products accelerate simulation and processing algorithms by a factor of 10 times or more, on average, reducing runtimes from multiple hours to minutes. Acceleware is a public company on Canada's TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol AXE.