Charles Wuischpard Appointed Penguin Computing Chief Executive Officer

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High Performance Computing Company names IBM veteran President and CEO to drive growth and value-added solutions

said Ed Ekstrom, managing director, vSpring Capital, and a Penguin Computing director.

Penguin Computing today announced that Charles Wuischpard, president of Worldwide Field Operations since March 2007, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer succeeding Frank Matson, who will join vSpring Capital, a venture capital firm and investor in Penguin Computing, as an Executive in Residence.

'We are excited by the company's positioning and strategy and believe that the time is right to name a sales and marketing executive to the top job," said Ed Ekstrom, managing director, vSpring Capital, and a Penguin Computing director. "Charlie has exceeded expectations since joining the company nearly 18 months ago and we are confident in his vision, passion, and ability to execute."

"I am extremely excited by the opportunity to lead Penguin Computing during this phase of its growth," said Wuischpard, CEO, Penguin Computing. "We have proven that we can deliver consistently excellent and differentiated solutions to our customers in a large and rapidly growing market. Our focus now is scaling that capability and making sure more buyers are aware of Penguin's success in providing the best solution for their requirements."

Wuischpard, 44, has over 24 years of experience in the high technology industry including 17 years at IBM where he held various sales and sales management positions, and subsequently various senior management posts in Silicon Valley with both public and private companies.

About Penguin Computing
Penguin Computing is a privately held venture backed company headquartered in San Francisco, California. Penguin Computing has been specializing in Linux-based systems since 1998, delivering a powerful combination of Linux software, systems and services. In 2003 Penguin Computing acquired Scyld Software, developer of the industry leading HPC Linux clustering software, Scyld Beowulf. Focused on the high performance computing, enterprise consolidation and web hosting markets, the company has an extensive customer base including Fortune 100 companies, government agencies and educational institutions. For more information about Penguin Computing and Penguin products, please go to http://www.penguincomputing.com.

Penguin Computing is a registered trademark of Penguin Computing, Inc. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvald. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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