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Primeur weekly 2012-05-07

The Cloud

Oracle engineered systems power CISDI to establish Cloud computing platform ...

State of the Cloud: Analysis of Cloud Services, Companies, and Applications published ...

New IBM business integration software helps enterprises accelerate adoption of social business, Cloud and mobile technologies ...

Oracle partners around the world drive customer success with Oracle's SPARC T4 servers and Oracle Solaris 11 ...

Teradata to acquire eCircle ...

HP launches HP 3PAR programme guaranteed to double performance in VMware environments ...

Desktop Grids

XtremWeb 8.0.2 has been released ...

EuroFlash

Now entering its 20th year, TOP500 List to be focus of three sessions at ISC'12 ...

eScience engineer team in place ...

PRACE Summer School on Code Optimisation for Multi-Core and Intel MIC Architecture ...

Escape response of small fish tested using a supercomputer ...

Rogue Wave releases TotalView 8.10 ...

AREVA invests in new supercomputer with the CEA and its partners ...

Biggest ever computer conference to honour Alan Turing ...

Bright Computing brings data aware scheduling to Cloud bursting into Amazon EC2 ...

USFlash

Researchers turn Big Data problems into advanced biology and drug discoveries ...

Univa announces Grid Engine 8.1 to further evolve the popular software ...

Scientists uncover strong support for once-marginalized theory on Parkinson's disease ...

eASIC enables 3x increase in energy efficiency for astrophysical simulation supercomputer ...

Cray completes sale of interconnect hardware assets to Intel ...

SGI announces new CFO, Robert J. Nikl ...

OSC's Tomko to champion high-performance computing ...

Queensland University of Technology selects SGI to advance broad research charter ...

Research breakthrough takes supercomputing out of the lab ...

A 100-gigbit highway for science ...

SDSC announces Summer Supercomputing Programme for undergraduates ...

SGI announces new CFO, Robert J. Nikl

30 Apr 2012 Fremont - SGI will appoint Robert J. "Bob" Nikl as SGI's executive vice president and chief financial officer effective on May 15, 2012. Mr. Nikl brings more than 35 years of finance experience to his new role, having recently served as CFO of Verigy Ltd. Mr. Nikl replaces Jim Wheat, who has resigned for personal reasons. Mr. Wheat will stay on in an advisory role until June 1, 2012 to facilitate a smooth transition.

"While I am still in my first 90 days and reviewing the company's operations I can clearly say that SGI will benefit from Bob's experience", stated Jorge Titinger, SGI president and chief executive officer. "Having worked with him in the past I value his expertise, integrity and ability to make a difference. He will contribute substantially to setting clear expectations, providing transparency, driving functional excellence and work the levers to ensure profitable growth. I would like to thank Jim Wheat for his contributions during the past four years and wish him all the best for his future endeavours."

"I am looking forward to working with Jorge and the SGI executive team to return the company to sustained profitability and growth", stated Robert J. Nikl. "We have a bright future ahead of us as SGI is expanding beyond High Performance Computing into the Big Data market."

Mr. Nikl is a seasoned global financial executive with experience in all financial and internal control activities, including financial planning and reporting, accounting, internal audit, investor relations, tax, treasury and risk management. Prior to Verigy, Mr. Nikl served as chief financial officer of semiconductor manufacturing equipment maker Asyst Technologies Inc., and held executive finance positions in industry leading companies including Solectron Corporation and Xerox Corporation and began his career in public accounting at KPMG Peat Marwick.

Mr. Nikl earned an MBA from the University of Connecticut, a Bachelor of Business Administration from Pace University in New York, and is a Certified Public Accountant with active licenses in California and New York.

Source: Rackable Systems

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2012-05-07

The Cloud

Oracle engineered systems power CISDI to establish Cloud computing platform ...

State of the Cloud: Analysis of Cloud Services, Companies, and Applications published ...

New IBM business integration software helps enterprises accelerate adoption of social business, Cloud and mobile technologies ...

Oracle partners around the world drive customer success with Oracle's SPARC T4 servers and Oracle Solaris 11 ...

Teradata to acquire eCircle ...

HP launches HP 3PAR programme guaranteed to double performance in VMware environments ...

Desktop Grids

XtremWeb 8.0.2 has been released ...

EuroFlash

Now entering its 20th year, TOP500 List to be focus of three sessions at ISC'12 ...

eScience engineer team in place ...

PRACE Summer School on Code Optimisation for Multi-Core and Intel MIC Architecture ...

Escape response of small fish tested using a supercomputer ...

Rogue Wave releases TotalView 8.10 ...

AREVA invests in new supercomputer with the CEA and its partners ...

Biggest ever computer conference to honour Alan Turing ...

Bright Computing brings data aware scheduling to Cloud bursting into Amazon EC2 ...

USFlash

Researchers turn Big Data problems into advanced biology and drug discoveries ...

Univa announces Grid Engine 8.1 to further evolve the popular software ...

Scientists uncover strong support for once-marginalized theory on Parkinson's disease ...

eASIC enables 3x increase in energy efficiency for astrophysical simulation supercomputer ...

Cray completes sale of interconnect hardware assets to Intel ...

SGI announces new CFO, Robert J. Nikl ...

OSC's Tomko to champion high-performance computing ...

Queensland University of Technology selects SGI to advance broad research charter ...

Research breakthrough takes supercomputing out of the lab ...

A 100-gigbit highway for science ...

SDSC announces Summer Supercomputing Programme for undergraduates ...