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Cornelius “Pete” Peterson, M.S.

The article New Opteron-based Star-P Software Brings Supercomputing to the Masses said

Interactive Supercomputing has announced a new version of its Star-P technical computing software designed to make high performance computing more economical and accessible for a wider range of technical computing users. The new version now runs on lower-cost AMD Opteron based systems, which enables users who previously didn’t have the budgets and programming knowledge, to tap the power of parallel computing clusters to solve their growing scientific and engineering problems.
Star-P is the world’s first interactive parallel computing platform. It allows scientists, engineers and other researchers to code algorithms and models on their desktops using familiar mathematical software packages such as MathWorks’ MATLAB, and run them instantly and interactively on parallel servers. Star-P eliminates the need to re-program the applications in C, FORTRAN or MPI languages to run on parallel computers, which typically takes months to years to complete for complex and computationally intensive problems.

Cornelius “Pete” Peterson, M.S. is Chief Executive Officer and one of the founders of Interactive Supercomputing which provides an interactive software platform for high performance Linux parallel clusters. His product Star-P is a bridge between desktop simulation and modeling scientific and engineering applications to enable them to operate transparently and automatically on HPCs (high-performance computers).
Pete also founded NetSilicon and led it from inception, to being acquired as a public company. In 2002 Netsilicon was acquired by Digi International. At NetSilicon Pete was the CEO and Chairman who transitioned NetSilicon through many stages of growth and product technology from 1984 to the recent Digi acquisition. NetSilicon offered the industry’s first Ethernet integrated with microprocessor (NET+ARM) and all networking software — complete embedded solution.
Before joining NetSilicon he founded several companies which had successful exits. He also authored Universal Device Networking: the Future is Here, Embedded Networking: Why Has It Taken So Long?, and Internet protocols: ready to work in factories.
Pete is a life-long competitive oarsman and he earned a BS and MS from MIT’s Sloan School.