When we say X-ISS is HPC, we mean that we can provide services and deep analytics to nearly any HPC cluster system. Our role in working with customers is to integrate, manage, and maintain HPC cluster systems, as well as monitor, report, and deliver analytics that are important to HPC users. We are a business-driven HPC consulting company that provides exceptional technical computing solutions through management and analytics software.
X-ISS has a strong history with clients dating back to the early 90’s. Deepak Khosla originally co-founded NetPartners in 1993 and then spun off X-ISS in 2001 with the intent to create a premiere IT consulting and services organization with the expertise to design, deploy, and manage HPC & IT solutions for mid-size, as well as large organizations. The Company’s primary goals were to lower their client’s total ownership and administration costs while optimizing the performance of both their IT systems and operations.
In 2003, the Company became the first-to-market, vendor-independent, and best-of-market leader in High Performance Computing (HPC) implementation services. Since then the Company has built a national reputation for providing high quality HPC services.
X-ISS helps organizations develop and deliver realistic and clear plans directly aligned with achieving corporate goals. X-ISS has built loyal and long standing customer relationships leveraging their unparalleled expertise, professional service delivery, and responsive business-driven management. The Company’s clientele has included global Fortune 100 firms within the oil and gas, life sciences, financial services, and manufacturing industries such as Dell, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, IBM, M.D. Anderson, the Office of George Bush, Frontera Resources, and GX Technology.
We employ a unique methodology which focuses on accelerating your key business drivers through Responsiveness, Expertise, and Professionalism.
Deepak is the Founder and CEO of X-ISS and has over 25 years of managerial and development experience in technology and software industries. Prior to X-ISS, Deepak served as the President and Co-Founder of NetPartners. Previously, Deepak held a management position at Paranet. Deepak began his career with Landmark Graphics leaving the company as a product manager. Deepak received a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Houston.
Jerry is the COO and brings 25+ years of new business development experience to X-ISS. Coming from the position of US Sales Manager at Norwegian O&G Software Developer EpsisAS, Jerry brings a wide range of experience, from venture-backed startup technology companies to multinational corporations such as Kongsberg O&G Technologies, NEC Corporation of America (Advanced Technical Computing Center), Pioneer-Standard Electronics, Digital Equipment Corporation, Zenith Data Systems/Groupe Bull & Nynex Business Centers. He has held positions ranging from IT contracts specialist as a contractor to a major children’s hospital to COO, and is an IBM Certified Solution Advisor for eBusiness. Jerry holds a BBA in Management with a minor in Finance from Texas A&M University Mays Business School.
Earl J. Dodd, President and Chief Cloud Officer of Ideas And Machines, is passionate about helping organizations achieve better results with supercomputing, cloud computing, extreme analytics and 3D story worlds. With 30 years of experience in supercomputing and HPC, and a strong ability to problem solve and formulate strategy, Earl has been helping companies and governments achieve the desired ROI by leveraging new computing technologies and business models. Earl's technical focus is on strategy formulation for ultra-scale architectures and 3D visual collaboration environments. These strategies will help drive the next generation of computationally-steered workflows, applications and decision support environments.
Recently, Earl was the Executive Director and CEO of the Rocky Mountain Supercomputing Centers, Inc. in Montana — a first-of-a-kind public-private partnership (P3) focusing on the HPC Cloud as an economic development engine for the region. Earl has held leadership positions with IBM, Fujitsu and Cray Research. Earl started his career with Getty Oil Company’s Research Division and then Texaco Research. He holds BS and MS degrees in Mining Engineering from Montana Tech and an MBA from Tulane University. Earl is actively engaged with the U.S. Council on Competitiveness, Compute Canada, The Society of HPC Professionals, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development & Innovation (MEDI) and other professional organizations and government. He resides in Cypress, Texas and travels globally.
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Phil Fraher has over 23 years of leadership experience within business intelligence, data delivery, and business-to-business (B2B) software companies. Phil currently serves as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Houston based FuelQuest. Phil focuses on building customer-centric organizations within the company's finance, professional services, support, and Fuel Center® operations. Previously, he served as President and CEO of Visual Numerics, Inc.; performed as COO and CFO of Brightmail, Inc.; and held other financial management positions at Cahners Business Information Electronic Media Division, Pilot Software, and Dun & Bradstreet. Phil has extensive venture capital, M&A, and international business expansion experience. He began his career as a software engineer with Exxon Production Research. Phil holds an MBA from the Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester and a BS in computing engineering at Auburn University. Phil serves on three advisory boards at Auburn University: Engineering Advisory Board, the Computer Science and Software Engineering Advisory Board and the Research Advisory Council. Phil also serves on the Executive Advisory Board of the Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester. Phil also serves as an Executive-in-residence of the Houston Technology Center.