Penguin Computing’s “POD” HPC On-Demand Platform Hosts mental images’s RealityServer Platform

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mental images’s RealityServer 3D Web Services Platform Accelerated by NVIDIA GPU Power is Available “in the Cloud”

RealityServer is a powerful web platform that enables the development of interactive, incredibly photorealistic 3D web applications, which can be compute-intensive

Penguin Computing, experts in high performance computing (HPC) solutions, today announced that Penguin Computing on Demand™ (POD), the company’s HPC-on-demand service, is the first cloud computing infrastructure to host mental images’s RealityServer 3D Web platform accelerated by NVIDIA Tesla computing processors. RealityServer users and developers can now tap the HPC-optimized POD infrastructure to speed the development and deployment of next-generation photorealistic 3D Web applications.

“RealityServer is a powerful web platform that enables the development of interactive, incredibly photorealistic 3D web applications, which can be compute-intensive,” said Tom Coull, general manager of Software and Services at Penguin Computing. “With POD – which is now optimized specifically for GPU compute workloads – mental images’s RealityServer users have access to a cost-effective, extremely powerful resource on demand, to help them innovate faster and without concern for compute infrastructure limitations.”

Penguin’s POD extends the concept of cloud computing by making optimized compute resources designed specifically for HPC available on demand. POD comprises a computing infrastructure of highly optimized Linux clusters with specialized hardware interconnects and software configurations tuned specifically for HPC. Rather than utilizing machine virtualization, as is typical in traditional cloud computing, POD allows users to access a server’s full resources at one time for maximum performance and I/O for massive HPC workloads.

“At mental images, we are dedicated to providing new technology that promotes innovation and the next generation of 3D web applications accelerated by NVIDIA GPUs,” said Randy Ochs, Vice President Sales and Business Development, North America for mental images. “We are pleased to join forces with Penguin as an ideal cloud platform for our customers using RealityServer.”

The RealityServer 3D Web platform is a powerful combination of NVIDIA Tesla GPUs and mental images’s 3D Web technology that delivers interactive, photorealistic applications over the web, enabling product designers, architects and consumers to easily visualize 3D data with remarkable realism. RealityServer is the first web services platform that enables anyone, anywhere to interact remotely with complex 3D models and environments, from any perspective and under customizable lighting conditions.
mental images, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NVIDIA Corporation, is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, with offices and subsidiaries in other locations in Europe, North America and Australia. The company is the recognized international leader in providing rendering and 3D modeling technology to the entertainment, computer-aided design, scientific visualization, architecture, and other industries that require sophisticated images.

For more information about using RealityServer on Penguin Computing’s POD, please contact Penguin Computing at 888-736-4846 or

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 Computing 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 Chief Technical Officer Donald Becker is recognized as the “Father of Linux clustering.” For more information about Penguin Computing and Penguin products please go to

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