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TidalScale has introduced a new concept in the computing fabric: Software- Defined Servers, which allow users to aggregate off -the-shelf commodity servers together in such a way that they form a virtual machine that spans the hardware servers but looks like a single large server to an operating system. This large virtual server can run a single guest operating system like Linux and can then run application programs on that system. Neither the operating system nor the applications need to be modified. The guest operating system assumes it has all the resources given to it, including, essentially, all the processors, all the memory, all the networks, and all the storage.
Dr. Ike Nassi is the Founder, Chairman, and Chief Technology Officer of TidalScale, an early stage startup that provides a layer of software that sits below an operating system and above the hardware that aggregates multiple servers and runs them as if they were a single server running a single conventional operating system containing the sum of all the cores, all the memory, all the networks, and all the mass storage as if it were a single machine running a single, unmodified operating system.
Dr. Nassi is also an adjunct professor of Computer Science at UC Santa Cruz, and is a founding trustee at the Computer History Museum. Previously, he was an executive vice president and Chief Scientist at SAP where he ran domestic and international research centers, and was personally involved in what today is called SAP Hana.
Before joining SAP, Ike helped start three companies: Encore Computer Corporation, a pioneer in symmetric multiprocessors; InfoGear Technology, which developed both Internet appliances (including the first iPhone) and associated backend services; and Firetide, a wireless mesh networking company.
He has held executive positions at Cisco Systems, Apple Computer, Visual Technology, and Digital Equipment Corporation. Dr. Nassi has been a visiting scholar at Stanford University, a research scientist at MIT, and a visiting scholar at University of California, Berkeley. He has served on the board of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, and the IEEE Computer Society Industry Advisory Board. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and in 2008 completed a global leadership development program at INSEAD.
He was awarded a certificate for Distinguished Service from the Department of Defense, and a Certificate of Appreciation from DARPA.