FORT COLLINS, Colorado, July 14, 2003 -- Engineered Intelligence Corporation (EI) today announced winners of its “GRID WARS II”™ and “MEGA GRID WARS” parallel programming challenges, in which competing programs written in CxC (“C by C”) fought for survival of the fittest in a grid of processors. The championship was held live at the ClusterWorld Conference & Expo in San Jose, CA, on June 24. Vasiliy Gromov of Moscow, Russia, is the GRID WARS II grand champion and receives an IPAQ Pocket PC from sponsor HP. MEGA GRID WARS was won by Robert Macrae, of London, UK, who also placed third in the Grid Wars II championship. The championship was run on an HP Intel® Itanium® 2 cluster computing system running Linux®. In GRID WARS, developers write battle programs using EI’s language CxC™ for parallel programming and upload them into the GRID WARS battlefield, where they compete for prizes and industry recognition.
“Once again the GRID WARS challenges proved to be a great success,” said Matt Oberdorfer, President and CEO of EI. “236 warriors were submitted by parallel programmers from around the world, and the ‘final four’ championship was held at ClusterWorld. The audience enjoyed a closely fought, come-from-behind victory by Russian programmer Vasiliy Gromov over a warrior submitted by Mark Wenig from Maryland, USA. We are pleased to once again have HP sponsor this CxC event, providing prizes and the computing platform for the contest.” For MEGA GRID WARS, HP awarded prizes to Macrae, Paul Klinge for second place, and to Shanming Loh for third. Complete results and information about upcoming GRID WARS events can be found at http://www.gridwars.com.
About Engineered Intelligence
Engineered Intelligence Corporation (EI) is the technological leader in desktop supercomputing, bringing the power of high-performance computing to the desktop of every inventor. EI’s software enables scientists and engineers to develop, prototype and test parallel code on a PC, then execute that code on high-performance computing systems and clusters. EI solutions meet the needs of customers in industries where high performance computing is critical. EI owns all intellectual property and several patents (pending) related to this technology. Information about EI can be found on the Web at http://www.engineeredintelligence.com.
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