Larry Boucher founded Alacritech, Inc. in 1997 and has served as president and chief executive officer since then. His engineering team developed session layer interface control(SLIC) technology, the first scalable and fully compatible technology to offload TCP/IP protocol processing from host software to silicon. Alacritech\'s TCP/IP acceleration solutions can double the throughput of servers and NAS and iSCSI storage devices, while simultaneously improving application performance. Before Alacritech, Inc., Boucher was founder, chief executive officer and a director of Auspex Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of network file servers, where he pioneered the networked file system design that is the basis of today\'s network-attached storage (NAS) model. Prior to Auspex, he founded Adaptec, Inc. was its CEO for six years, and served as a member of its Board of Directors until 2001. Previously, he was director of design services at Shugart Associates, where he conceived the idea of the SCSI interface and authored its initial specifications. Boucher received his MS in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and his BS in business administration and his MBA from San Jose State University .