Who We Are
GigaIO was founded by industry visionaries with decades of domain expertise in communications, networking, data centers, high-performance computing, open source and infrastructure management.
GigaIO develops innovative high performance interconnect memory fabric solutions for computing clusters, with the objective of accelerating large scale workloads on-demand, utilizing industry standard technology.
Our unique patented technology enables creating a single composable infrastructure resulting in breathtaking performance. GigaIO’s extreme connectivity for high-end computing delivers optimized performance and reduced total cost of ownership.
What Motivates Us
We are solving the #1 problem in the data center today by completely rethinking and revamping the interconnect architecture. You have invested in the latest equipment, yet your expensive hardware and software is waiting for traffic to make it through the I/O bottleneck. The Link ExpressTM interconnect fabric (LEXTM) widens the choke points and enables your data center to run at full efficiency. GigaIO is driven to solve this problem, providing extreme connectivity for data center applications.
Alan is one of the visionaries behind GigaIO’s innovative solution. He was most recently COO of Pulse Electronics – $800M communication components and subsystem supplier and previously CEO of Excelsus Technologies. Earlier he helped lead PDP, a true start-up, to a successful acquisition by a strategic buyer for $80M in year three. He started his career at Hewlett-Packard in Sales Support and quickly moved into management positions in Product Marketing and R&D. Alan graduated from Duke University with a BSEE in Electrical Engineering and attended Harvard Business School AMP program, as well as UCSD LAMP program.
Joey is a 25-year industry veteran, having held executive positions at Magma, Patriot Scientific and Metacomp. Joey has been instrumental in the development of a Unified System Area Network with PCI Express as the fabric and is the inventor of all of the IP associated with it. He has defined the software, hardware and the system architecture of the prototype Switch implementation and has been responsible for the design implementation. Having originated several patents in the areas of communication and image processing, Joey holds a Master’s degree in EE from SUNY and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), India.
Pete Fiacco is a technology leader in the data center, HPC, networking and storage industries. Previously, he was the co-founder of the Fibre Channel Division and VP Engineering at Emulex where his team was the key driver for Emulex growth to 900 employees and annual revenue to $500M- acquired by Avago/Broadcom. He led the Advanced Mixed Signal IP Application Engineering team at Cadence and was Sr. Director, Program Management at QLogic, where he integrated a key technology division acquired from Broadcom and helped drive the company valuation to $1.3B and an acquisition by Cavium. He serves as an Advisory Board Member and Expert in Residence (EiR) for leading university, research and innovation organizations. He holds an undergraduate degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cal Poly and a MS in Engineering from CSU, Fullerton.
Steve has held senior VP Marketing positions for HPC and Enterprise vendors. Steve was most recently Vice President of Marketing and Solutions of the Hitachi Server Group. Previously, Steve served as VP of Marketing at Sun Microsystems Enterprise Systems Products Group responsible for the mid-range and high-end Sun Fire and Sun Enterprise servers. He was executive sponsor for several high profile customers in Asia and also responsible for Sun’s High-Performance Computing initiatives and the Data Center Insight Programs leading solution programs for data center consolidation and mainframe migration. Before joining Sun, Steve was a founding partner in a technology consulting company working with early stage technology and Internet start-ups helping raise over $300M. He served on the boards of and as interim CEO/CMO of several early-stage technology companies. Steve was Vice President of Marketing at FPS Computing and held executive positions at Convex.
With previous experience as a GM and VP of Sales at Mellanox Technologies, Marc comes to GigaIO with direct expertize in the high performance interconnect market. At Mellanox, Marc achieved significant wins in Enterprise and Government HPC clusters. He is an experienced senior sales and business development executive with early stage and public companies, most recently as Senior Sales Director at Netronome Systems, winning high profile customers in the Cloud, Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Virtualization (NFV) markets.
Prior to joining Mellanox Marc held senior executive marketing and sales positions in the US and EMEA for Galileo Technology which was acquired by Marvell. Marc was responsible for building and growing the sales organization in EMEA winning many high profile customers in the telecom and networking markets.
Marc also held senior marketing and product definition positions in the US for Quality semiconductor (later acquired by IDT) and business development in EMEA for Annapurna Labs (acquired by Amazon).
Marc holds an undergraduate degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering and a postgraduate degree in Electronic and Digital Signal Processing Engineering from Westminster University, London.