Penguin Computing Announces Its Densest 1U GPU Server

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Relion 1904GT GPU Server Powered by NVIDIA Tesla K80 Dual-GPU Accelerators

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Penguin Computing, provider of high performance computing, enterprise data center and cloud solutions, today announced the Relion 1904GT server, which packs four GPU accelerators in a 1U form factor.

“We redesigned this system with a completely new layout of the motherboard,” said William Wu, senior product manager, Penguin Computing. “The result not only paid dividends with a fourth GPU into a 1U server, but also an improved thermal-optimized architecture to support even higher core count Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 processors.”

Penguin Computing provides turnkey, ready-to-run HPC clusters combining this new GPU platform with storage and cluster interconnects. The Relion 1904GT server implements NVIDIA® Tesla® K80 dual-GPU accelerators, providing extremely high levels of computational performance and energy efficiency. The Tesla K80 dual-GPU is the flagship offering of the Tesla Accelerated Computing Platform, the leading platform for discovery and insight at scale. The Tesla K80 delivers nearly two times higher performance and double the memory bandwidth of its predecessor, and 10 times higher performance than today’s fastest CPU on hundreds of applications.

Relion 1904GT server features include:

  • Innovative motherboard layout design allows support for higher core count Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors
  • Exceptional 2 CPU:8 GPU ratio implementing NVIDIA Tesla K80 dual-GPU accelerators
  • Faster Local Machine – SAS/SATA and NVMe
  • Management and monitoring tools for server and installed GPUs
  • Dual 2000W redundant high efficiency power supplies
  • Improved sensors for environmental measurement

“HPC users are increasingly turning to higher density computing solutions to power their deep learning, engineering and scientific computing workloads,” said Roy Kim, group manager of Accelerated Computing at NVIDIA. “Packing four Tesla K80 GPU accelerators into a compact 1U form factor, Penguin’s new Relion system provides HPC customers with new levels of energy-efficient performance for their most pressing computing challenges.”

Relion is an exceptional platform for running scientific and engineering applications that support GPU technology and the platform suits compute-intensive customer segments, such as the oil and gas industry among other sectors. Please visit for more information.

About Penguin Computing

Penguin Computing is one of the largest private suppliers of enterprise and high performance computing solutions in North America and has built and operates the leading specialized public HPC cloud service Penguin Computing on Demand (POD). Penguin Computing pioneers the design, engineering, integration and delivering of solutions that are based on open architectures and comprise non-proprietary components from a variety of vendors. Penguin Computing is also one of only five authorized Open Compute Project (OCP) solution providers leveraging this Facebook-led initiative to bring the most efficient open data center solutions to a broader market, and has announced the Tundra product line which applies the benefits of OCP to high performance computing. Penguin Computing has systems installed with more than 2,500 customers in 40 countries across eight major vertical markets. Visit to learn more about the company, and follow @PenguinHPC on Twitter.

Penguin Computing, Scyld ClusterWare, Scyld Insight, Scyld HCATM, Relion, Altus, Penguin Computing on Demand, POD, Tundra and Arctica are trademarks or registered trademarks of Penguin Computing, Inc.

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