SOURCE: PathScale, Inc.

June 09, 2005 12:36 ET

PathScale Appoints High-Speed Networking Veteran as Vice President of Sales

Michael P. McPherson Previously Held Sales Management Positions at Neterion, Nortel Networks and Alteon WebSystems

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 9, 2005 -- PathScale, developer of innovative software and hardware solutions to accelerate the performance and efficiency of Linux® clusters, has announced the appointment of Michael P. McPherson as Vice President of Sales. McPherson brings more than 20 years of high-technology sales management experience to PathScale, and will be responsible for driving the company's growth within the high-performance computing (HPC) and enterprise computing markets.

McPherson previously held sales management positions with 3COM Corporation, Alteon WebSystems, Bay Networks, SynOptics Communications, Nortel Networks, Neterion (formerly S2io Technologies), and Texas Instruments. Most recently, he was Co-Founder and Vice President of Business Development and Sales for S2io Technologies, where he helped secure startup funding and established OEM and strategic relationships with such companies as IBM, EMC, Cisco, HP, Dell and Network Appliance. Prior to that, at Nortel Networks, he was Director of Business Development for the company's 10-Gigabit Ethernet products.

"Michael brings to PathScale a unique depth of experience in high-speed networking and close collaboration with global OEMs and systems vendors," said Art Goldberg, COO and Chief Strategy Officer of PathScale. "He's an important strategic addition to our core management team as we move forward into new market segments with our new industry-leading low-latency InfiniBand-compatible cluster interconnect products."

Last month, PathScale released unprecedented results on industry-standard benchmark tests achieved by its new InfiniPath™ cluster interconnect for InfiniBand that plugs into standard HyperTransport™ technology-based HTX slots on AMD Opteron™ processor-based servers. Over 25 leading Linux system vendors around the world have signed on to resell InfiniPath HTX Adapters. McPherson will be closely involved with managing and expanding PathScale's channel relationships and OEM partnerships.

"The market momentum that PathScale has achieved and the depth of engineering talent is what enticed me to join PathScale. It's an honor to be selected to join such an impressive team. I look forward to taking PathScale to the next level in its evolution as a world-class high-performance technology developer," McPherson said.

McPherson earned a degree in Business Administration from California State University in San Diego. He will be based at PathScale corporate headquarters in Mountain View, California.

About PathScale

Based in Mountain View, California, PathScale develops innovative software and hardware technologies that substantially increase the performance and efficiency of Linux clusters, the next significant wave in high-end computing. Applications that benefit from PathScale's technologies include seismic processing, complex physical modeling, EDA simulation, molecular modeling, biosciences, econometric modeling, computational chemistry, computational fluid dynamics, finite element analysis, weather modeling, resource optimization, decision support and data mining. PathScale's investors include Adams Street Partners, Charles River Ventures, Enterprise Partners Venture Capital, CMEA Ventures, ChevronTexaco Technology Ventures and the Dow Employees Pension Plan. For more details, visit, send email to or telephone 1-650-934-8100.

InfiniBand is a registered trademark of the InfiniBand Trade Association. HyperTransport and HTX are licensed trademarks of the HyperTransport Technology Consortium. Pathscale, the Pathscale logo and InfiniPath are trademarks of Pathscale, Inc. All other product names mentioned are trademarks of their respective owners.

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