The Houston computing giant made the investment in December, the same time SGI invested, a SuSE spokeswoman said Tuesday. In addition, Compaq and SGI personnel have joined SuSE's supervisory board, the company said Monday.
In addition, SuSE has replaced Volker Wiegand, the former president of North American operations. SuSE Chief Technology Officer Dirk Hohndel has taken over, while Wiegand is returning to Germany as part of SuSE's professional services group, the company said.
SuSE's new board members are Michael Laurim, managing director of SGI's German operations, and Peter Mark Droste, managing director of Compaq's German operations.
In addition, Heinrich Rodewig, a partner of the German law firm Haarmann Hemmelrath & Partner, has become chairman of the board, SuSE said.