SOURCE: Interactive Supercomputing

Interactive Supercomputing

February 24, 2009 09:00 ET

Kevin Shea Joins Interactive Supercomputing Inc. as VP of Engineering

WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwire - February 24, 2009) - Kevin Shea has joined Interactive Supercomputing Inc. (ISC) as vice president of engineering.

Shea will lead product development of Star-P®, the company's award-winning technical computing software that enables users to code computing problems on their desktops using familiar mathematical software such as MATLAB® and Python, and run them instantly and interactively on parallel high-performance computers (HPCs).

"My goal is to deliver technologies that bring the power of parallel processing and clusters to the desktop. That's what got me so excited to join ISC," said Shea. "Making supercomputing simple for the world's greatest scientists, engineers and analysts has the potential to unleash a tsunami of new breakthrough discoveries. I want to help make it happen."

Shea brings to ISC more than 15 years of senior executive experience heading up product development efforts for enterprise computing, networking and software companies.

Most recently, Shea was vice president of engineering at Ibrix, a developer of high-performance file server software designed to run on parallel clusters. Earlier positions include vice president of engineering at Giant Loop Network, as well as vice president of product development at Praxis/Lakeview Technology and Computer Corp. of America.

"Kevin has a unique track record of making complex technologies easier and more accessible to a broader base of customers. He's a perfect fit for our team," said Bill Blake, ISC's CEO.

Shea earned his master's degree in computer science from Boston University, and a bachelor's degree in mathematics at the University of New Hampshire.

About Interactive Supercomputing

Interactive Supercomputing (ISC) launched in 2004 to commercialize Star-P, an interactive parallel computing platform. With automatic parallelization and interactive execution of existing desktop simulation applications, Star-P merges two previously distinct environments -- desktop computers and high performance servers -- into one. Based in Waltham, Mass., the privately held company markets Star-P for a range of biomedical, financial, and government applications. For additional information, visit www.interactivesupercomputing.com.

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