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Worldwide Graphics Processing Leader, NVIDIA Corporation, Chooses SumTotal to Automate and Streamline Enterprise-Wide Learning Initiatives.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- NVIDIA will use TotalLMS to improve training registration and related reporting processes and develop online learning resources for field and international employees

SumTotal Systems (Nasdaq:SUMT), the industry's largest provider of learning and business performance technologies, services and processes, today announced that NVIDIA Corporation, a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, has chosen SumTotal to streamline and automate the administration of its learning programs and to develop the NVIDIA Learning Center -- a one-stop shop for development opportunities.

According to Susan Pilgrim, learning and development manager for NVIDIA, the company historically has created and administered its learning programs manually. Following a rapid rate of global growth over the past few years, the company sought a solution to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of how it administers learning activities throughout the organization in order to meet the needs of a geographically dispersed workforce.

"NVIDIA is a fast-growing, fast-changing company and it's critical that we support the company in making a difference on behalf of the business," added Pilgrim. "The NVIDIA Learning Center will help us increase proficiency across our entire organization and to better align learning and development activities with specific business objectives."

Initially, NVIDIA will use a hosted version of SumTotal's TotalLMS to streamline registration and reporting processes associated with its curriculum, which includes both instructor-led and online courses on performance management, communication skills and team management. Moving forward, the company plans to use TotalLMS in combination with the ToolBook simulation and content authoring solution to roll out a Web-based learning environment to the company worldwide.

Pilgrim added that over the long term, NVIDIA may expand the NVIDIA Learning Center to address a wide variety of business, performance and compliance issues, including internal IT systems training as well as OSHA, legal and financial compliance training.

"SumTotal provided a great out-of-the-box solution that we could get up and running quickly without a lot of customization. At the same time, the SumTotal Suite has tremendous capabilities that we can tap into as our learning needs become more sophisticated," said Pilgrim. "We believe SumTotal's solutions are an ideal long-term investment for us, because we can get value from them immediately, but they also have the capability to scale smoothly as NVIDIA continues to grow and expand around the world."

About NVIDIA

NVIDIA Corporation is a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors. The Company's products enhance the end-user experience on consumer and professional computing devices. NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs), media and communications processors (MCPs), and wireless media processors (WMPs) have broad market reach and are incorporated into a variety of platforms, including consumer and enterprise PCs, notebooks, workstations, PDAs, mobile phones, and video game consoles. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and employs more than 2,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit the Company's Web site at www.nvidia.com.

About SumTotal Systems

SumTotal Systems Inc. (Nasdaq:SUMT) is the business performance and learning technology industry's largest single provider of technologies, processes and services. Formed by the merger of industry pioneers Docent and Click2learn, the company is uniquely focused on helping organizations harness and manage mission-critical intellectual power to solve real-world business problems and produce significant bottom-line results. SumTotal has helped accelerate performance and profit for more than 600 of the world's best-known companies and federal and local government agencies, including Microsoft, the US Army, Cingular Wireless, US Air Force, Vodafone, Lucent, USDA, DSHS, Accenture, Cendant, Harley-Davidson, Wyeth, Wachovia and D & B. SumTotal Systems is headquartered in Mountain View, CA, with offices throughout the US, as well as in London, Paris, Heidelberg, Sydney, Tokyo and Hyderabad, India.

Safe Harbor Statement/ Forward-Looking Statements

Information in this press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements about future business operations, industry leadership, financial performance and viability, customer benefits, timing and features of our product offerings, acceptance of our solutions, expected innovation, and other potential benefits and synergies to be derived from the transaction and other market conditions that include risks and uncertainties. These statements are not historical facts or guarantees of future performance or events and are based on current expectations, estimates, beliefs, assumptions, goals and objectives, and SumTotal Systems does not assume any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future results and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from the results expressed or implied by these statements. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include, but are not limited to, (i) the challenges and costs of integration and restructuring and the ability to achieve anticipated synergies associated with the recent merger; (ii) an emerging and rapidly evolving market, (iii) market uncertainty with respect to the merger and acceptance of SumTotal Systems' product offerings by customers and partners; (iv) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (v) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (vi) the ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (vii) intense competition in the marketplace and (viii) other events and other important factors disclosed previously and from time to time in SumTotal Systems' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its quarterly report on Form 10Q filed on May 17, 2004.

NVIDIA Forward-Looking Statements:

Certain statements in this press release regarding NVIDIA including, but not limited to, statements as to future uses of the TotalLMS and ToolBook solutions, NVIDIA's rate of growth and change, the benefits of and anticipated uses and expansion of the NVIDIA Learning Center, and NVIDIA's learning needs are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, delays in the development of the NVIDIA Learning Center, scalability of the SumTotal solutions, delays in ramping new products into production, NVIDIA's reliance on third-party manufacturers, general industry trends including cyclical trends in the PC and semiconductor industries, delays in integration of our products, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, changes in industry standards and interfaces, market acceptance of our products, our dependence on third-party developers and publishers and other risks detailed and from time to time in NVIDIA's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended July 25, 2004 and other filings made from time to time with the SEC. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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