Georgia Tech School of Mechanical Engineering Installs AMD Quad-Core HPC Solution from Penguin Computing

Professor selects "Barcelona" Linux Cluster optimized for molecular dynamics and finite element analysis.

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We believe the AMD based solution offers a more suitable architecture for our HPC applications and we chose Penguin Computing for their expertise and because we are pleased with the historic and on-going support Penguin has provided us here at Georgia Tech

San Francisco, California (PRWEB) April 8, 2008

Penguin Computing , an AMD® Platinum Solution Provider, today announced that Professor Min Zhou from the School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology has installed a Penguin high performance computing (HPC) Solution utilizing third-generation AMD Opteron Quad Core CPUs. The Linux-based Penguin Cluster with AMD Opteron 2300 ("Barcelona") series processors will be used to study the fundamental deformation and failure mechanisms of materials at micro and nano scales.

"We believe the AMD based solution offers a more suitable architecture for our HPC applications and we chose Penguin Computing for their expertise and because we are pleased with the historic and on-going support Penguin has provided us here at Georgia Tech," said Professor Zhou. "These applications are primarily involved in the parallel processing of digital images from experiments and computational modeling and to carry out molecular dynamics and finite element simulations of mechanical and thermal processes in materials."

The Penguin Altus rack mountable servers used in this cluster with the AMD Opteron 2300 series processors are designed to address the performance, density, environmental and total cost of ownership requirements of organizations requiring both small and large HPC clusters.

"We are delighted that Professor Zhou chose Penguin and AMD to power his research in the coming years and that we were able to quickly deliver a turn-key cluster optimized for his requirements," said Charles Wuischpard, President of Worldwide Field Operations, Penguin Computing. "We focus on delivering the very latest HPC technologies to our customers and providing the scientific and technical expertise to design the best system for the budget."

About Penguin Computing
Penguin Computing is a privately held firm headquartered in San Francisco, California. Penguin Computing has been specializing on Linux since 1998, delivering a powerful combination of Linux software, systems and services. In 2003 Penguin Computing acquired Scyld Software, developer of the industry leading HPC Linux clustering software Scyld Beowulf. Focused on the high performance computing, enterprise linux and web hosting markets, the company has an extensive customer base including Fortune 100 companies, government agencies and educational institutions. For more information about Penguin Computing and Penguin products, please go to http://www.penguincomputing.com.

Penguin Computing is a registered trademark and Altus is a trademark of Penguin Computing, Inc. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, 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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