Penguin Computing Expands its Presence in Europe

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HPC Specialist Meets Needs of Scientists, Researchers and Engineers in Europe with Turnkey Supercomputers and HPC in the Cloud

Penguin Computing has leveraged its expertise in Linux clusters to build a range of extremely powerful, turnkey HPC solutions that also offer a great value to customers

Penguin Computing, experts in high performance computing (HPC) solutions, today announced that it is expanding its presence in Europe with a broad range of HPC solutions, from its integrated Linux clusters to its Penguin-on-Demand (POD) cloud computing service.

Through strategic partnerships with global companies such as Life Technologies, a growing number of European organizations in the academic, research and engineering communities including febit gmbh, Fraunhofer Institute, Sanger Institute, and the Max Planck Institute, are now using Penguin solutions to meet their high performance computing needs. In addition, Penguin is working with regional resellers and service providers like Klassic Computers in the UK and IPS in Germany, among others, to provide expert local service and support for its customers throughout Europe.

Penguin Computing, established in 1998 and based near Silicon Valley in California, is a global specialist in the technical computing market, delivering high performance computing solutions and services with a focus on ease of use, cutting edge technology and superior customer value. Since its inception, the company has had unique expertise in Linux-based HPC clusters. Penguin’s CTO Donald Becker is well known as the inventor of the Beowulf parallel computing cluster architecture and a primary contributor to the Linux kernel. Today, Penguin has over 2500 customers representing some of the most respected national research institutions, universities, defense contractors and enterprises in the world.

Penguin offers a wide range of scalable Linux solutions based on Intel Xeon and AMD Opteron technology, along with state-of-the-art peripheral and storage options. In addition, Penguin now offers “Penguin on Demand™” – or POD –a complete HPC as a Service™ solution in the cloud. POD is targeted at researchers, scientists and engineers who require surge capacity for time-critical analyses or organizations that need HPC capabilities without the expense and effort required to acquire HPC clusters.

“Penguin Computing has leveraged its expertise in Linux clusters to build a range of extremely powerful, turnkey HPC solutions that also offer a great value to customers,” said Becker. “The company has recently experienced tremendous growth and momentum, with over 35 percent growth in 2009 and 300 percent in Q1 2010 alone, and we are now ready to aggressively bring our cost-effective HPC solutions to the European market.”

"HPC is one of the essential areas for cloud computing, especially for large enterprises and scientific research. Penguin has a large potential with its offering in this attractive market,” said Dr. Carlo Velten, senior advisor at Experton Group, a leading fully integrated research, advisory and consulting company.

Penguin Computing will formally introduce itself to the European community at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) next week, May 31-June 1, in Hamburg, Germany. For more information about Penguin’s HPC solutions, please visit them at ISC booth #731.

In a separate release today, Penguin announced that is has built one of the world’s largest supercomputers for the Center for the Study of Systems Biology at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), one of the leading research universities in the U.S. For more information, please see press release at

About Penguin Computing

Penguin Computing is a global leader in high-performance computing (HPC), delivering complete, integrated HPC solutions, from the workstation to the cloud.  With a focus on cutting-edge technology, ease-of-use and exceptional customer service, Penguin cost-effectively meets the needs of the world’s most demanding HPC users, including Caterpillar, Lockheed Martin, the U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Navy. Today, Penguin delivers a range of solutions, from massive Linux clusters to “Penguin on Demand” (POD), a new service that provides a complete HPC solution in the cloud. Penguin has been an innovator in HPC solutions for over a decade, and the company’s founder is recognized as the “Father of Linux Clustering.” For more information about Penguin Computing and Penguin products please go to

Penguin Computing is a registered trademark of Penguin Computing, Inc. Penguin on Demand is a pending trademark in the U.S. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. Other product or company names mentioned may be trademarks or trade names of their respective companies.

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