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Meet the Mellanox HPC Experts

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Michael Kagan – Chief Technology Officer

Michael Kagan is a co-founder of Mellanox and has served as CTO since January 2009. Previously, Mr. Kagan served as vice president of architecture from May 1999 to December 2008. From August 1983 to April 1999, Mr. Kagan held a number of architecture and design positions at Intel Corporation. While at Intel Corporation, between March 1993 and June 1996, Mr. Kagan managed Pentium MMX design, and from July 1996 to April 1999, he managed the architecture team of the Basic PC product group. Mr. Kagan holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Technion — Israel Institute of Technology.

Dror Goldenberg – Vice President of Architecture

Dror Goldenberg joined Mellanox in 2000 and is responsible for leading the systems architecture organization, silicon, software and firmware architecture, systems architecture and InfiniBand specification development. Over the last 10 years, he served numerous architecture and design positions where he developed six generations of adapter silicon from design to production. Prior to Mellanox, Dror held various software development positions at an elite R&D team in the Israeli Defense Force. Prior to that, Dror was a member of the Pentium MMX and Pentium 4 architecture validation teams at Intel. He graduated Cum Laude with a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and holds an MBA from the Technion Institute of Technology Israel.

Gilad Shainer – Vice President of Marketing Development

Gilad focuses on high-performance computing, high-speed interconnects, leading-edge technologies and performance characterizations. Mr. Shainer holds an M.Sc. degree (2001, Cum Laude) and a B.Sc. degree (1998, Cum Laude) in Electrical Engineering from the Technion Institute of Technology in Israel. He is a member and contributor in the PCISIG, IBTA, Open Fabrics and Open MPI organizations. Mr. Shainer serves as the chairman of the HPC Advisory Council since May 2008, a leading world-wide high performance computing organization.

Todd Wilde – Director of Technical Computing

Todd has over 20 years of experience in the high-tech networking industry as a silicon designer and technical support specialist. During the past several years Todd helped design and build some of the largest high performance computing networks in the world. Mr. Wilde holds a B.S.E.E. from University of South Florida.

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