San Francisco, Ca. (PRWEB) April 24, 2008
Penguin Computing, an Intel Premier Partner, announced today that the new Relion 1670 server, based on the latest Intel 5400 'Seaburg' chipset platform and Intel® Xeon® 5200 and 5400 series processors, was the top selling high performance computing (HPC) solution for Q1 2008. Available since February, the Relion 1670 is a rack mountable computing platform, which delivers significantly enhanced performance and efficiency.
"We brought our Intel Seaburg solution to market more rapidly than nearly anyone and the market interest and acceptance has been phenomenal", said Charles Wuischpard, president worldwide field operations for Penguin Computing, "During the first quarter, this product accounted for nearly 40% of all orders including several systems that should qualify for TOP500 status."
The Relion 1670 provides many unique capabilities in its class. This system supports a higher 1600MHz front side bus speed whereas typical mainstream enterprise servers are limited to 1333MHz. This higher speed bus unlocks the full performance potential of the fastest Intel Xeon 5400 series CPUs. The Relion 1670 also provides up to 128GB of main memory (RAM), a unique capability in a compact 1U form factor.
"At Penguin Computing our goal is to always bring the very latest technology to our core HPC customers. Penguin customers typically need as much computational capacity as their budget and data center allows, and the Relion 1670 delivers substantially more performance/dollar/watt than other competing Intel/Linux platforms," said Jussi Kukkonen, director of hardware product management for Penguin Computing."
Similar to other Penguin Computing products, the Relion 1670 server provides management and serviceability features to support large HPC clusters and mission critical enterprise applications. All Penguin Computing servers support free and commercial versions of the Linux operating system.
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 consolidation and web hosting markets, the company has an extensive customer base including Fortune 100 companies, government agencies and educational institutions.
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