Penguin Computing Announces Availability of 12-Core AMD Opteron™ 6100 Series Processors in Altus™ High Performance Server Line

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New server platforms with up to 48 processor cores address the needs of the demanding High Performance Computing landscape.

The latest AMD Opteron 6000 Series platform exemplifies the level of high-density, high-performance computing available today

Penguin Computing today announced three new products in the Altus line of High Performance servers. Introduced today are the Altus 1808, single-socket entry Web/enterprise server, Altus 1802 high density platform and Altus 1804 and 2804 quad-socket compute nodes with up to 48 processor cores. Penguin’s new servers are based on the latest AMD Opteron™ 6000 Series platform

New Penguin Altus servers are slated for availability in early Q2 2010. A distinguishing feature of this new product line is the doubling of the CPU cores from six cores to 12 per socket. Models with four CPU sockets provide up to 48 “engines” in 1U (Altus 1804) or 2U (Altus 2804) rackmount form factors, pushing the limits of processing power available per rack. Other major enhancements include an updated memory subsystem with 4 RAM channels populated with DDR3 memory.

Penguin’s Altus servers are targeted for High Performance Technical Computing (HPC) applications and form the core building block of Penguin’s integrated Application Ready™ cluster solutions. Other key ingredients in Penguin’s HPC solutions portfolio include high performance messaging and storage interconnect fabrics using InfiniBand and 10 Gigabit Ethernet and sophisticated cluster management suite based on Penguin’s Scyld ClusterWare software stack.

“The latest AMD Opteron 6000 Series platform exemplifies the level of high-density, high-performance computing available today,” said Patrick Patla, vice president and general manager, Server and Embedded Divisions, AMD. “Penguin Computing has vast expertise and experience for bringing this superior value proposition to the demanding High Performance Computing marketplace.”

“Penguin Computing has been very excited about development of the AMD Opteron 6100 Series processor, previously code named ‘Magny-Cours,’”said Charles Wuischpard, CEO, Penguin Computing. “We believe this to be a real game changer and are confident we will serve the needs of the most demanding HPC customers, including those you’re prone to see on the Top500 list, with our cluster solutions featuring new Altus servers based on the AMD Opteron 6100 processor.”

About Penguin Computing

Penguin Computing, headquartered in San Francisco, California, specializes in complete, integrated HPC clustering solutions. Penguin has been a successful innovator for over a decade, providing Linux HPC solutions to a variety of industries. Penguin’s staff, including the originator of the Beowulf Cluster architecture, has unsurpassed experience in delivering a powerful combination of fully integrated HPC clusters, comprehensive cluster management software, and services. For more information about Penguin Computing and Penguin products please go to http://www.penguincomputing.com.

Penguin Computing and Penguin on Demand are trademarks or registered trademark of Penguin Computing, Inc. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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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