The HyperTransport Technology Consortium is a membership-based, non-profit organization founded in 2001.
To manage, promote and license open standards HyperTransport and HyperShare technologies to the global industry.
The Consortium is members driven and operates on a parliamentary process. By participating to the Consortium’s Executive Committee (Board of Directors), Technical Working Group and/or technical Task Force meetings and activities (depending on membership level), members can influence and vote on all Consortium decisions pertaining to technology direction and developments. A win-win process, in which members have the power to drive our technology direction, while the Consortium benefits from its members’ expertise. Over the years the Consortium has grown into a large ecosystem of world-based technology adopters and contributors from the commercial and academic sectors (click on the button below to view) who with their membership and contribution have kept our Consortium's technology developments, market promotion and administration activities ticking.
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Executive Management Team
The HyperTransport Consortium is led by a team of industry experts with strong technical and business backgrounds.
Mario Cavalli - General Manager
Mario Cavalli has been responsible for directing the technology positioning, industry strategy, membership development and overall business administration and finances of the HyperTransport Consortium since 2003. Mario is a technology industry veteran with 40+ years of of executive management in computer system, semiconductor and enterprise software industries, in the U.S. and Europe. Outside of the Consortium, Mario is president of Business Development International, a business development organization he founded in 1990, who successfully brought several U.S. and European technology companies into global markets. Mario was also senior vice president of international sales at Selectica, Inc., a leading supplier of enterprise software platforms for e-commerce applications and, in his early career, director of Olivetti Corporation's worldwide advanced technology acquisition program. He played pivotal roles in the highly successful IPO's of Oak Technology, Inc. (1995 - semiconductors) and Selectica, Inc. (2000 - enterprise software). Mario has been an active technology company incubator and advisor to technology start-ups on business creation and development. He is a frequent guest presenter at leading technology industry events and academic institutions worldwide. A number of Mario's papers on high performance computing and interconnect techology have been published by technology publications.
Brian Holden - Vice President, Acting President and Chair Person, Technical Working Group
Brian Holden's main responsibility is the direction of Consortium technology developments. He is also a Consortium fellow and author of the HyperTransport 3.1 Interconnect Technology book. Outside of the Consortium, Brian is vice president of product management at Kandou, Inc.,in charge of Kandou BUS product strategy. Brian was the Co-founder of StrataCom, a frame relay and ATM switching equipment company acquired by Cisco Systems in 1996. He was also founder and CEO of Network Synthesis, acquired by IgT in 1996, where Brian remained as CTO. IgT was acquired by PMC-Sierra in 1998, where Brian served as director of standards until 2007. He has also served as a board member of the Network Processing Forum (NPF) and as the MA&E co-chair of the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF). Brian has 17 issued U.S. Patents and several submitted patent applications.
Emilio Billi - Chair Person, HyperShare Development and Ecosystem
Emilio Billi is a key architect of the Consortium’s HyperShare scalable computing networking technology. In his role of chair person of the HyperShare development and ecosystem, Emilio is in charge of keeping HyperShare on the leading edge of interconnect technology and developing the best tutorial and technical support tools to facilitate the industry adoption and system integration of HyperShare. In his 20 years as a computer architect, Emilio has developed a unique expertise in architecture and design of high-performance networking technology, scalable computing, data center and supercomputer systems, system cooling and energy efficiency designs. His current focus is on network protocol development and low latency system interconnection engineering based on multi-dimensional topologies. Outside of the Consortium, Emilio is founder and CTO of A3Cube, Inc., an innovator in massively scalable convergent computing. Emilio was also founder and CEO of Emilio Billi Engineering, a Europe-based advance computing system engineering company. He has served and continues to serve as expert consultant to world leading semiconductor and computing system companies. Emilio is the holder of a number of patents in computer architecture design and system cooling.
Deepika Naharas - Treasurer
Deepika Sarai has been treasurer of the HyperTransport Consortium since 2005. Deepika is responsible for administrating finance, accounting, budget reporting, membership renewals and tax management. Deepika's 15-year professional career is solidly complemented by a master’s degree in business administration and finance from Clark University, Graduate School of Management, Worcester, MA, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Prestige Institute of Management and Research, Indore, India.