Nist led HP's NonStop division, which built very high-end machines used for the heart of the New York Stock Exchange and other demanding tasks. She worked at the division when it was the independent Tandem Computers company,and subsumed within HP in 2002.
Nist long led the NonStop group, but. Most recently, Nist was vice president of quality for HP's Enterprise Storage and Servers Division.
At Penguin, Nist will report to, a familiar boss: He also was CEO of Tandem and ran the that bought it.
Penguin sells Linux servers and, through its, clusters of Linux machines linked into high-performance technical computing systems.