Penguin Computing Unveils Application-Ready Cluster(TM) Portfolio, Increasing User and Administrator Efficiency

Nov 15, 2005, 00:00 ET from Penguin Computing

    SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Penguin Computing today unveiled
 the Penguin Application-Ready Cluster(TM) Portfolio, a new line of integrated
 hardware/software Linux-based cluster systems that provides greater
 productivity and efficiency in high performance computing (HPC) and commercial
 data center environments.  The pre-configured, pre-tested Application-Ready
 Cluster Portfolio reduces time to deployment and eliminates the need for many
 traditional cluster end user and system administration tasks, making clustered
 computing dramatically simpler and more efficient.
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     The turnkey Application-Ready Cluster Portfolio is built using proven
 Penguin integration and deployment processes with powerful, reliable Penguin
 servers loaded with the easy to use Scyld Beowulf(R) Linux clustering
 software. Penguin Application-Ready Clusters(TM) are compatible with thousands
 of Linux applications across a wide range of vertical industries. This new
 Penguin cluster platform is the ideal solution for organizations that want to
 combine cluster computing capability with the strong price point of Linux
 technology and at the same time take advantage of an easier-to-order, deploy
 and use system than traditional offerings.
     "The Application-Ready Clusters arrive ready to run, right out of the box,
 and significantly reduce the complexity of deploying and managing a Linux
 cluster so our customers can be more productive than ever before and focus on
 what they do best," said Enrico Pesatori, chairman and CEO of Penguin
 Computing. "We believe these new products will allow for greater adoption of
 clustering beyond traditional markets. We have made it easy to order and use
 clusters, even for organizations without deep cluster experience."
     There are three product families within the Application-Ready portfolio:
 Penguin Portable Clusters(TM), Penguin Performance Clusters(TM) and Penguin
 High Density Clusters(TM). Each cluster family is designed to meet specific
 computational needs to help both individuals and organizations make optimal
 use of system and personal resources and reach their goals.
     Penguin Portable Clusters:  Ideal for office, lab or field deployment, the
 patent-pending Portable Cluster is designed to increase individual and
 departmental efficiency.  It includes 6-24 CPUs that deliver up to 200
 Gigaflops of performance in a convenient workstation form factor.  This
 cost-effective, self-contained cluster offers single-point administration and
 increases individual and departmental control over important projects. In
 addition, the Portable Clusters provide hassle-free setup, tool-free
 maintenance and redundancy features for built-in reliability.  With prices
 starting under $20,000, the Portable Cluster delivers scalable performance
 wherever and whenever it is most needed at a price that results in a strong
 return on investment.
     Penguin Performance Clusters:  The Performance Cluster delivers up to 3/4
 of a Tflop of performance in a standard 42 unit rack. It is ideal for busy
 workgroups or departments requiring 32-256 nodes and is scalable up to
 thousands of nodes, as system demands and workloads increase. This system is
 composed of familiar 1unit and 2 unit rackmount servers with flexible I/O,
 storage and high performance interconnect options.
     Penguin High Density Clusters:  With the highest density server
 architecture on the market, Penguin's High Density Cluster offers up to up to
 240 CPUs and 2 Tflops of computing power and as many as 240 CPUs in a standard
 size 42 unit rack. Ideal for both traditional HPC and data center compute
 environments, this blade-based system provides a highly productive user
 experience at a very low total cost of ownership. Built-in features for
 redundancy and maintenance simplicity provide sophisticated cluster users with
 a worry-free cluster deployment.
     Each of the Application-Ready Clusters features optimal system
 configurations suitable for thousands of Linux HPC applications. All are
 available with single or dual core AMD Opteron(TM) processors with Direct
 Connect Architecture or Intel EM64T processor technologies.
     "The Application-Ready Cluster portfolio illustrates that our Platinum AMD
 Solution Provider Penguin Computing continues to be a leader in developing
 innovative, customer-focused cluster solutions that deliver the best processor
 performance-per-watt with the latest AMD64 technology with Direct Connect
 Architecture," said Pat Patla, director, Server/Workstation Marketing,
 Microprocessor Solutions Sector, AMD (NYSE:   AMD). "We are pleased to work with
 companies like Penguin Computing to create powerful solutions for the
 fast-growing HPC market."
     About Penguin Computing
     Penguin Computing is the leading innovator of highly scalable, powerful
 Linux cluster, server and workstation platforms based on open standards
 hardware and software. The company has focused 100% on Linux since its
 inception and as a result, its solutions are robust and reliable, with a
 price/performance that's hard to beat. Scyld Software, a subsidiary of Penguin
 Computing, provides the industry leading Linux clustering software, Scyld
 Beowulf, whose superior ease of use dramatically simplifies the deployment and
 management of Linux clusters. The company's extensive customer base includes
 Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies and educational institutions.
 Founded in 1998, Penguin Computing is headquartered in San Francisco,
 California. To learn more about HPC and Linux clustering, please visit Penguin
 Computing at and Scyld Software at .
     NOTE:  Penguin Computing is a registered trademark of Penguin Computing,
 Inc. Application-Ready Cluster, Application-Ready Clusters, Penguin Portable
 Cluster, Penguin Performance Cluster and Penguin High Density Cluster are
 trademarks of Penguin Computing, Inc. Scyld Beowulf is a registered trademark
 of Scyld Software Corporation. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus
 Torvalds. AMD, AMD Opteron and combinations thereof, are trademarks of
 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other names are for informational purposes only
 and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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