Former Intel Senior Fellow to Join SWsoft as Senior Technical Advisor

Posted by sharonpr on Jan 9, 2007 12:07 AM EDT
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Richard Wirt to Bring Technical and Business Leadership to Leading Virtualization and Automation Software Company

HERNDON, Va., January 8, 2007 – SWsoft today announced that Richard Wirt, former vice president, Intel Senior Fellow and general manager of Intel Corporation’s Software and Solutions Group, will serve the company as Senior Technical Advisor. In this capacity, Wirt will assist SWsoft as a resource to the development team and advisor to senior management.

"Richard's depth of industry knowledge and technical expertise will be an invaluable addition to our fast-growing team," said Serguei Beloussov, CEO, SWsoft. "His role will include helping us develop business relationships to benefit our customers and our company."

"I look forward to working with SWsoft in an advisory role on business direction and development, as well as assisting with the industry technical community," said Wirt. "SWsoft has a strong track record and tremendous potential with its Virtuozzo operating system virtualization technology and suite of automation products."

Richard Wirt was instrumental in creating and enhancing the value of Intel’s silicon and platforms through innovation in software technology. He made extensive contributions in the success of multiple generations of Intel processors and spearheaded early efforts to port UNIX to the Intel Architecture, including Intel-based multiprocessor systems.

Wirt was first named an Intel Fellow in 1990 and promoted to an Intel Senior Fellow in 2002, the highest rank for technologists in Intel, for his significant contributions in operating systems and compilers and more recently in getting this support across the Intel processors spanning communications and computing. He joined Intel in 1981 as part of the Intel team that worked with IBM on software for the first IBM PC platform.

Wirt also serves on the Open Source Development Lab board that helps set the Linux roadmap for the industry. He serves on the Board of Advisors in Computer Science and Engineering for both John Hopkins University and University of Illinois, and served as the Intel representative on the Board of Directors for the Enterprise Grid Alliance.

Wirt is a frequent speaker in professional society forums such as Linux World, Oracle OpenWorld, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Mesa Workshop, and the Intel Developer Forum. He received his doctorate in mathematics from the University of Oklahoma and has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and physics.

About SWsoft
SWsoft is a global leader in server virtualization and automation software. More than 10,000 customers rely on the proven performance and management capabilities of SWsoft products to optimize their IT infrastructures. Founded in 1999, the company has offices located throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, call 703-815-5670 or visit

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