Category Archives: Penguin Computing
Penguin Computing has renewed as a Platinum Member of Open Compute Project (OCP). Leading with the OCP-based TundraExtreme Scale (ES) Series, Penguin was recently awarded the CTS-1 contract with the NNSA to bolster computing for national security at Los Alamos, Sandia and Lawrence Livermore national laboratories.
As the theme goes this year, what’s old is new again. And not just in terms of technologies like deep learning or FPGAs, which are suddenly returning to life with new vigor. The trend appears to suit select companies as well. Consider, for instance, Penguin Computing, which opened its doors in 1998 to kickstart the burgeoning Linux server space with the hopes of tracking down customers in the scale-out enterprise world as well as the emerging dot com companies.
Nov. 10 — Penguin Computing, a provider of high-performance computing, enterprise data center and cloud solutions, today announced the deployment of YJ America’s OpenStack infrastructure on Penguin Computing’s Relion OCP servers for customer Yahoo! JAPAN. The adoption by Yahoo! JAPAN with Penguin Computing’s partner ITOCHU Techno-Solutions America, Inc. validates Penguin Computing’s global reach, partnership focus and ability to address the largest and most complex workloads in computing.
In the first publicly disclosed deployment by a government agency of computing hardware based on specs that came out of the Open Compute Project, the Facebook-led open source hardware and data center design initiative, the US Department of Energy has contracted Penguin Computing to install a supercomputing systems at three national labs.
Penguin Computing Announces New Penguin Tundra Open Compute Servers Featuring Cavium’s 48 core ARMv8-A ThunderX™ Processors
FRANKFURT: Penguin Computing, the leader in developing open, Linux-based Data Center solutions for cloud and HPC, today announced the availability of Penguin’s Open Compute Project (OCP) compliant “Tundra” server family based on Cavium, Inc.’s, 64-bit ARMv8 ThunderX workload optimized processors. Penguin provides customized build-to-order server solutions for customers with specialized hardware requirements in enterprise, financial, federal government, bioinformatics and Internet segments.
Today Penguin Computing announced the Arctica 4804ip switch and a collaboration with Cumulus Networks to extend open networking to the full rack through the new Cumulus Rack Management Platform (RMP) OS. Penguin Computing and Cumulus Networks share the common vision of bringing the core benefits of open technologies to their customers: prevention of vendor lock-in; reduction in capital and operational expenditures and ease of automation; and operation and orchestration by providing similar management interface for both computing and networking platforms.
The Penguin Tundra cluster platform, based on Open Compute Project rack level infrastructure, delivers the highest density and lowest total cost of ownership for high performance technical computing clusters. Large-scale HPC deployments will benefit from Tundra, which is designed to accommodate future exascale HPC components such as coprocessors and fabrics. Being an active member of the Open Compute Project community is a natural step for Penguin Computing as an early Linux pioneer that understands the benefits of community driven solutions.
The buzz surrounding Facebook’s Open Compute Project is increasing, with some predicting that it will reshape the entire enterprise-vendor relationship and throw a monkey wrench into longstanding sales and distribution channels. But while the accomplishments the initiative has achieved so far are impressive, they are not as earth-shattering as they appear—at least not yet.