Martin Patterson Joins Engineered Intelligence as Vice-President of Software Development

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EI adds former Sun N1 Director and Terraspring Vice-President to lead software development organization

Engineered Intelligence Corp., the leader in parallel programming and computing software, today announced that Martin Patterson, formerly of Sun Microsystems N1 Grid Systems division, will join the company as Vice-President of Software Development. Patterson will report to Matt Oberdorfer, the company's president and CEO. As VP of Software Development, Patterson will be responsible for managing the development of EI’s family of parallel software, including the high performance MPI-XF library and EI’s CxC parallel application development platform.

"Martin's appointment as VP of Software Development will help accelerate our efforts in introducing industry-leading parallel computing software and services," said Oberdorfer. "Martin's product development leadership in both grid and parallel computing software will prove invaluable to EI as it scales to serve the needs of the company's global customers."

"It's an honor to join Engineered Intelligence at this critical phase in the company's evolution," Patterson said. "Matt and his team have built a compelling parallel computing platform that immediately addresses the needs of scientific and engineering companies who want to take advantage of the ever-increasing power of parallel computing. I look forward to helping to grow the organization, and to working with customers to ensure that our products and services continuously scale to their needs.”

Prior to joining Sun, Patterson was Co-founder and Vice President of Advanced Development at Terraspring, a Fremont, California based company widely regarded as a pioneer and leader in data center virtualization and provisioning products. Terraspring was acquired by Sun in 2002 and its technology is used to power the first phase of the N1 roadmap.

Before Terraspring, Martin was a Senior Staff Engineer in Sun Microsystems working on a range of software projects encompassing network security, key management, protocol design, systems management and telecommunication products. He started his career at British Telecom and he holds an Honors Degree in Computer Science from the Queen's University of Belfast.

About Engineered Intelligence

Engineered Intelligence Corporation (EI) is the technological leader in parallel computing software. EI’s software provides parallel application development and execution tools for both experts and novices, enabling a broad audience of scientists and engineers to realize the benefits of parallel computing. EI solutions meet the needs of customers in industries where high performance computing is critical, including life sciences, financial, geophysical and business intelligence. Information about EI can be found on the Web at

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