Liquid Computing

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Liquid Computing Corporation
Private company
Industry Unified computing
Founded Ottawa, Ontario (2003)
Headquarters Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Liquid Computing was an information technology business that sold servers, storage, and networking systems. It was founded in 2003 and ceased operations in 2010.

The company had customers in North America and established partnerships with companies such as Intel, Microsoft, VMWare, Oracle, Red Hat, NetApp and AMD.

Corporate Information

Office Locations

The Liquid Computing Corporation was Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada with U.S. offices.


The following Investors have funded Liquid Computing:

  • BDC (Business Development Bank of Canada)
  • EDC (Export Development Canada)
  • Axis Capital
  • Newbury Ventures


  • 2003 – Liquid Computing is founded by Brian Hurley (who later went on to found Purple Forge)and Mike Kemp, two Canadian engineers from telecom equipment maker Nortel with experience building supercomputers for the U.S. government's Defense Advance Research Project Agency (DARPA).
  • 2006 – LiquidIQ 1.0 is introduced for High-Performance Computing using its own interconnect scheme coupled with AMD's HyperTransport architecture and running a modified version of Red Hat Linux.
  • 2008 – LiquidIQ 2.0 is released; a unified computing system that combines standard physical data center resources, such as servers, switching, operating systems, network interfaces and storage, with management and control software.
  • 2009 – The company announces LiquidIQ 3.0 unified computing system powered by Intel Xeon 5500 (Nehalem) Series Processors.
  • Q4 2009 – The company introduces Liquid Elements, a unified computing solution that extends the power of unified computing across datacenter hardware from leading vendors. Current solution configuration combines with Intel Server System SR1680MV and NetApp storage.
  • February 2010 – The company shuts down.


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