Linux Networx Names Robert Neumeister, Jr. CFO

Proven Finance Executive From Sprint PCS, Nortel, Intel Joins Linux

Supercomputing Leader

Apr 18, 2006, 01:00 ET from Linux Networx

    SALT LAKE CITY, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Linux Networx, The Linux
 Supercomputing Company, today announced that it has named Robert
 Neumeister, Jr. as its new executive vice president and chief financial
 officer (CFO). A proven CFO with extensive experience in the technology
 industry, Neumeister has achieved repeated success at Fortune 500 companies
 and technology start-ups both domestically and internationally. Mr.
 Neumeister's experience includes financial leadership through periods of
 rapid growth as well as leveraged buyouts and initial public offerings
     "Linux Networx is in the midst of record growth and is poised to become
 the next great supercomputing company," said Robert "Bo" Ewald, CEO of
 Linux Networx. "Bob's demonstrated ability to successfully guide companies
 through growth phases including incremental investment and public offerings
 will be key in taking Linux Networx to the next level."
     Prior to joining Linux Networx Mr. Neumeister was instrumental in
 managing the leveraged buyout of Dex Media, Inc., from Qwest
 Communications, as well as the company's $1 billion IPO -- named IPO of the
 year by Institutional Investor. Mr. Neumeister was previously the founding
 CFO of Sprint PCS and was responsible for managing the transformation of
 the company from a start-up to the largest wireless telephone operator in
 North America. Prior to joining Sprint PCS, Neumeister spent nearly twenty
 years at Nortel Networks, rising to the position of vice president of
 finance in 1995. Neumeister's 30-year career in corporate finance also
 includes leading the finance operations of Prolexis Pharmaceuticals and
 Aerie Networks.
     "Linux Networx is the recognized leader in Linux Supercomputing," said
 Mr. Neumeister. "The company's industry-leading technology and expertise,
 coupled with its rapid expansion and proven customer track record provides
 a tremendous foundation for continued market success."
     About Linux Networx
     For over a decade Linux Networx has delivered Linux Supercomputers
 specifically designed to drive new levels of Total Application Throughput
 for our customers. The company's Linux Supercomputing offerings power
 unrivaled value in application-tuned price/performance and utilization,
 overall system reliability, uptime and Total Cost of Operations. The
 company has delivered over 475 supercomputing clusters to more than 175
 supercomputing customers around the world. In 2005, the company achieved
 record orders, finishing the year with three consecutive quarters of record
 growth. Our global customer base represents a "who's who" of supercomputing
 users ranging from Boeing in aerospace; BMW, Daimler Chrysler, Audi,
 Caterpillar and John Deere in automotive and heavy manufacturing; Total,
 Schlumberger and Shell Oil in the Oil and Gas industry; and Los Alamos
 National Laboratories, Sandia National Laboratories and the Department of
 Defense in the government arena. In 2005 the company was awarded three
 HPCwire Editor and Reader's Choice Awards -- for Most Innovative Technology
 in two categories and for Best Price/Performance. For more information
 about Linux Networx, visit

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