Penguin Computing Recruits HP Executive to Drive Product Development and Management

Veteran of Digital, Tandem and HP Makes Leap to Linux Clusters

Jan 16, 2006, 00:00 ET from Penguin Computing

    SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Penguin Computing, the leader in
 dramatically simple Linux clustering, announced today that Pauline Nist joined
 the company as Senior Vice President of Product Development and Management.
 Pauline, formerly Vice President of HP's Enterprise, Storage and Servers
 business unit, brings over 20 years of in-depth experience in the high
 performance computing (HPC) and enterprise markets to this new position. In
 her new role, she will be responsible for hardware and software engineering
 and development, product management and product marketing for the systems,
 clustering and software segments of Penguin Computing's business, including
 its flagship Linux clustering software product, Scyld Beowulf(R).
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     "I have known and worked with Pauline for many years and she is renowned
 in the industry for designing and bringing to market the most advanced,
 innovative systems for enterprise computing," said Enrico Pesatori, chairman
 and CEO of Penguin Computing.  "With this kind of experience under her belt,
 Pauline is the ideal person to help us take our software and systems portfolio
 to the next level.  In fact, the match between our strategic direction, as we
 continue to drive the benefits of Linux clustering deeper into the enterprise,
 and her background and operational success could not be better."
     Before joining Penguin Computing, Pauline spent the majority of her career
 to date with HP, Tandem and Digital Equipment Corporation. Most recently with
 HP, she served as Vice President of Quality for HP's Enterprise Storage and
 Servers Division and immediately prior to that, as Vice President and General
 Manager for HP's NonStop Enterprise Division, where she was responsible for
 the development, delivery, and marketing of the NonStop family of servers,
 database, and middleware software. Prior to the NonStop Enterprise Division
 (formerly known as Tandem Computers), Pauline served as Vice President of the
 Alpha Servers business unit at Digital Equipment Corporation. Pauline started
 her career at Carnegie-Mellon University as a Senior Programmer Analyst before
 being promoted to Manager of Communications with responsibility for voice and
 data communications.
     "We are going to see Linux clustering take quantum leaps forward in the
 very near future as more enterprise level players adopt traditionally HPC-
 friendly technology," commented Pauline Nist, SVP Product Development &
 Management, Penguin Computing.  "Penguin has a unique advantage with its
 robust systems combined with its 'secret sauce' -- Scyld Beowulf clustering
 software -- which dramatically simplifies clustering by making the cluster
 appear and act like a single virtual system.  As a result, Penguin Computing
 is poised on the cusp of a very big Linux cluster wave and I'm extremely
 excited to have the opportunity to put my enterprise experience to work for
 the company to help accelerate its momentum."
     Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Pauline holds a bachelor's
 degree in mathematics and computer science from the University of Pittsburgh
 and a master's degree in business administration from Clark University. She is
 a graduate of the Yale University Executive Management Program and Lessons in
 Leadership at Harvard University. She is a member of the Society of Women
     About Penguin Computing
     Penguin Computing is the leading innovator of highly scalable, powerful
 Linux cluster, server and workstation platforms based on open standards
 hardware and software. The company has focused 100% on Linux since its
 inception and as a result, its solutions are robust and reliable, with a
 price/performance that's hard to beat. Scyld Software, a subsidiary of Penguin
 Computing, provides the industry leading Linux clustering software, Scyld
 Beowulf(R), whose superior ease of use dramatically simplifies the deployment
 and management of Linux clusters. The company's extensive customer base
 includes Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies and educational
 institutions. Founded in 1998, Penguin Computing is headquartered in San
 Francisco, California. To learn more about HPC and Linux clustering, please
 visit Penguin Computing at and Scyld Software
 at .
     NOTE:  Penguin Computing is a registered trademark of Penguin Computing,
 Inc. Scyld Beowulf is a trademark of Scyld Software Corporation. Linux is a
 registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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