As I wrote in my post last week, this week I am going to highlight four technologies/teams at CMU that are looking to spinout to form a company, and are looking for a CEO. Project Olympus is helping to facilitate matches. Up first…
SPIRAL - This is a project originating in the Electrical and Computing Engineering department (ECE) within the Carnegie Institute of Technology (CIT). SPIRAL is led by faculty member, Jose Moura, and research faculty member, Markus Pueschel. Other team members include Franz Franchetti, James Hoe, and post-doctoral student, Yevgen Voronenko. The SPIRAL team has invented unique algorithms and methods which automate the software and hardware implementation of mathematical functions and applications for high performance computing. Basically, SPIRAL is a software tool that automates libraries to enable transitions from one platform to another. This project has significant commercial potential. Spiral has been funded by DARPA, NSF, and industry, including Intel, which has tested the software and is using it in its current product release. I have been working with the SPIRAL team since August, 2008 to create a startup company based on this innovative technology.
Spinouts and SPIRALs – this is all getting dizzy.
You can learn more here at the Project Olympus site for SPIRAL.