About Us

Archanan is the premier provider of personal, at scale, cloud-based development environments that virtualize and emulate an organization’s production system, thus eliminating organizational bottlenecks in programming development and speeding up time to results. Using Archanan Development Cloud, programmers can develop and test their code on virtualized systems that emulate their organization’s production environment, empowering them to code at scale from any laptop or workstation.

Our Vision

Our vision is to provide access to the transformational benefits that high-performance computers offer to every scientist, business, and student around the world. Our tools empower organizations involved with these large-scale computing environments to experiment with designs, enact productive, “at scale” development practices, and create new, efficient workflows that leverage the cloud for development and testing.

Develop Code at Scale

Our Tools

The Archanan Development Cloud helps bridge the gaps that make development on large scale systems cumbersome and expensive. Through the power of cloud-based emulation, Archanan extends the workstation to be a powerful, at scale production system, liberating developers and organizations from traditional inefficient development practices that delay progress and impede results. Using Arcanan’s tools, organizations can enact development practices that streamline workflows, eliminate bottlenecks, and speed time to results. Additionally, Archanan’s tools enable organizations to test-drive applications on large scale systems and architectures, before committing resources to these expensive systems.

Our Founders

Alex Nodeland - CEO & Co-founder of Archanan

Alex Nodeland

CEO & Co-Founder

Alex previously served as CTO and Chief Mathematician at Scala Computing, delivering solutions for automated deployment and optimization of HPC systems in the cloud. There he helped raise a seed round of funding, and bring the company to a world renowned accelerator in NYC, where Scala forged partnerships with AWS and Microsoft Azure. Through his prior experience in the space and knowledge of startups, Alex will help bring Archanan to market quickly and efficiently.

Lukasz Orlowski - CTO & Co-founder of Archanan

Lukasz Orlowski

CTO & Co-Founder

Lukasz has worked as a software engineer, computational scientist and software/solutions architect in HPC for over 7 years and has experienced, first-hand the woes of a distributed software developer. Through his experience at Intel and A*STAR, as well as consulting for IT startups, he has developed a clear vision of what is missing in the development pipeline and has a plan to implement a solution. Through Lukasz’s extensive network in the HPC space, we can ensure a smooth and fast roll-out of our solution.

Our Team

Tomek Orlowski - VP of Technology at Archanan

Tomek Orlowski

VP of Technology

Tomek is an ambitious engineer and project manager with professional experience in software and hardware, especially in cryptography and embedded systems. With a thorough knowledge of a wide spectrum of topics in computer systems engineering, he has proven self-management and team leading skills. Tomek has a passion for artificial neural networks and other kinds of sophisticated adaptive algorithms. In his free time, Tomek is a yachtmaster and enjoys snow sports.

Phuc Tran - Full-Stack Developer at Archanan

Phuc Tran

DevCloud Development Lead

Phuc took his first step in technology 6 years ago and has experience in a wide range of technologies in different fields including gaming, mobile, web programming, backend services and data mining systems. With his breadth of experience, he will help bring amazing services to Archanan’s customers. After work, Phuc will definitely be with you if there’re beer, music or football in the games!

Sonny Nguyen - Front End Developer at Archanan

Sonny Nguyen

Senior Front End Engineer

Sonny has worked for 5 years in web development mostly in frontend professional. Through his experience on the field, he is helping Archanan to design and build a fantastic UI & UX. In spare time, Sonny likes to play billiards, guitar, and hang out with friends.

Tomek Orlowski - VP of Technology at Archanan

Kevin Leptons

Backend Engineer

Kevin likes to work on distributed systems, where he builds custom network protocols and data processing to solve specific problems. Through his extensive experience, he identified weaknesses of many existing systems and has many ideas to improve them by creating new programming languages, operating systems, and development tools. On the other hand, he is looking for new special things, like having fun with hifi music, walking, running, reading and cooking.
Tomek Orlowski - VP of Technology at Archanan

Jernej Zidar

Senior Applications Engineer

Jernej obtained his diploma in Biochemistry in 2005. In his PhD that he defended in 2010, he focused on the aggregation propensity of lipids in lipid bilayers and amyloid protein beta. In 2011 he moved to the Institute of High Performance Computing, where he was studying the dynamics of antimicrobial polymers, this project was followed by several collaborations with industry. In his career he specialized both in molecular dynamics of large macromolecular assemblies and forcefield parameter development.

Tomek Orlowski - VP of Technology at Archanan

Quang Pham

Senior Cloud Engineer

Quang has worked for 7 years as system and devops engineer. With his experience, he is helping Archanan build infrastructure quickly, efficiently, safely, and automatically with security and scalability in mind. In his free time, he likes to drink beer, play table tennis with friends,  and read books.

Tomek Orlowski - VP of Technology at Archanan

Nebojsa Novakovic

Senior Business Development Consultant

Based in Singapore & China, over 3 decades experience in high-end computer system evaluation, design and deployment across most major platforms. Specific accent on CPU and node & interconnect innovations. Involved in a number of HPC projects in the Asia Pacific, in particular, Singapore & Malaysia and China, assisting the latter with further development and commercialization of its home-grown HPC platforms, locally and internationally. The current focus is on multiplatform hybrid HPC projects.

Board Members

John Gustafson - Lead Scientific Advisor at Archanan

John Gustafson

Lead Scientific Advisor

Dr. John L. Gustafson (www.johngustafson.net) is a Professor in the School of Computing at the National University of Singapore and a Visiting Scientist at the Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*STAR). He is the inventor of several novel forms of computer arithmetic first introduced in his 2015 book, The End of Error: Unum Computing.  He is best known for his 1988 argument showing that parallel processing performance need not be limited by “Amdahl’s law,” now generally known as Gustafson’s law. Previously, he has been Senior Fellow and Chief Product Architect at AMD and a Director of Intel Labs. He is a recipient of the inaugural Gordon Bell Prize and is a Golden Core member of IEEE.

Vincent Veehof - Lead Investor / Board Member at Archanan

Vincent Veehof

Board Member

Vincent Veehof has held the position of Partner/Managing Director of Aletra Capital Partners Asia since 2016. Prior to moving to Singapore he was based in the Dutch Office from 2011. Before joining Aletra Capital Partners, he was working as a M&A Manager with TAQA, a sovereign wealth fund in Abu Dhabi. During this time he oversaw the M&A projects and led the subsequent integration/turnaround projects of those acquired companies. He started his career as a consultant working on various post-merger integration and performance improvement projects. Vincent holds a BSc in Computer Science, an MSc in business administration and an MBA. He also completed executive programs at Wharton and INSEAD.

John Gustafson - Lead Scientific Advisor at Archanan

Marek Michalewicz

Scientific Advisor

Marek T. Michalewicz has been involved in Supercomputing and Computational Science for the last 35 years. He is Director at Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling (ICM), University of Warsaw, Poland. Between 2009 and 2016 he was the CEO, A*STAR Computational Resource Centre in Singapore. During that time he was also involved in planning and creation of the National Supercomputing Centre in Singapore. In 2014 Marek together with few collaborators, initiated InfiniCortex project to create a global InfiniBand fabric connecting supercomputers across four continents and seven countries – constituting a global scale single concurrent supercomputer. He founded Quantum Precision Instruments in 1999 in Australia and subsequently Quantum Precision Instruments Asia Private Limited (Singapore) and Quantum Precision Instruments, Inc. (USA) and remained their CEO and CTO for ten years. Quantum-Pi was one of the very first companies in the world focused exclusively on nanotechnology enabled products: quantum tunneling sensors and metrology devices.

Marek established annual “Supercomputing Frontiers” series of conferences in 2015, now in it’s sixth edition “Supercomputing Frontiers Europe 2020”.

John Gustafson - Lead Scientific Advisor at Archanan

Michael Gryseels

Board Member

Michael leads McKinsey Digital Labs in Asia–Pacific. He has over 20 years of professional experience in the technology, media, and telecommunications sector.

Michael is passionate about understanding the business impact of disruptive technologies. His areas of expertise include advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, big data, cloud technologies, the Internet of Things, the mobile Internet, augmented and virtual reality, and other cognitive technologies.

Supported By

Aletra Capital Partners
SG Innovate
Entrepreneur First
AWS Activate
NVIDIA Inception Program

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