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"Sources say Linux systems vendor Penguin Computing,
the one-time VA Linux Systems wannabe, is in tenuous circumstances
after annihilating its top management and instituting a big round
of layoffs. Except for the company's founder Sam Ockman, its
chairman and CTO, the entire senior management team has reportedly
either been fired or walked out.
The management section on Penguin's web site was erased today.
Up until yesterday, it listed nine executives including Ockman.
Penguin CEO Martin Seyer, who joined in January, has reportedly
been fired. He came from NCR, where he was VP of the High
Availability eCommerce Division. Penguin's VP of sales and
marketing Scott Weinbrandt and HR chief Michael Gornet were also
reportedly fired. Seyer and Weinbrandt, both server folk, had a
history with both NCR and Dell."