Massively Parallel Names HPC Industry Leader John Gustafson CEO

LOUISVILLE, Colo.--()--Massively Parallel Technologies, Inc. (MPT) has named Dr. John Gustafson CEO of the company, replacing CEO Scott Smith, who is now Chairman of the Board of Directors. Gustafson joins MPT from ClearSpeed Technology (LSE:CSD) where he was the CTO for High Performance Computing (HPC) at this maker of semiconductors and systems for accelerating HPC systems. MPT is an emerging technology leader in products that enable HPC.

About Gustafson's appointment as CEO, Smith said, It speaks highly to MPT's technology and strategy for the future that we attracted one of the world's HPC leaders to the company. I really look forward to working with John and will remain active in business development for MPT.

I joined MPT because I'm excited about the advanced solutions it has developed that are crucial to the future of computing, said Gustafson. These major technical innovations allow computing clusters to scale to thousands of processors on a single problem instead of being used to process independent jobs in parallel. This will drive tremendous performance improvements in cluster computing.

"We are delighted for John on his appointment as the CEO of MPT, said Tom Beese, CEO of ClearSpeed. We appreciate the many contributions he made while with ClearSpeed and look forward to the possibility of our companies collaborating in the future.

About John Gustafson

Dr. Gustafson joined MPT from ClearSpeed Technology, Inc., where he was the CTO for HPC. Previously, he was the principal Engineer, Scientist, and Senior Manager at Sun Microsystems Laboratories, Sun's applied research organization. Previously, Gustafson was a Computational Scientist at Ames Lab, a Staff Scientist at massively parallel supercomputer maker nCUBE, a Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories, and an engineer at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Renowned for his work in the field of HPC, Dr. Gustafson introduced the first commercial cluster system (1985) and was the first to demonstrate scalable parallel performance on an actual application (1988), for which he received the first-ever Gordon Bell Prize from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). In 2007, Dr. Gustafson received the Golden Core Award from the IEEE Computer Society for his service to the Society. He is also the creator of Gustafson's Law, a law in computer engineering which states that any sufficiently large problem can be efficiently parallelized.

Dr. Gustafson is an honors graduate of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif. where he earned his B.S. in Applied Mathematics. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, also in Applied Mathematics, from Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.

About Massively Parallel Technologies, Inc.

Massively Parallel Technologies, Inc. (MPT) is the emerging technology leader in products and services that dramatically enhance the performance of compute clusters, often used in corporate datacenters and by major research labs and universities. Headquartered in Louisville, Colo., the company is privately held. For the latest news and information about MPT, call 303-926-8444 or visit

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