Penguin Computing Announces Production Systems Based on Intel® Xeon Phi™ Processors Code-named Knights Landing

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Penguin Computing’s Tundra™ ES Platform Combined with Intel® Xeon Phi™ Processors Provide Extreme Density and Acceleration for Compute Intensive Workloads

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Penguin Computing, a provider of high performance, enterprise data center and cloud solutions, announced its transition from pre-production deployments last year of systems based on the Intel® Xeon Phi™ processor to full production for Penguin’s Tundra™ product family.

Penguin Computing’s Tundra™ Extreme Scale Series provides the market with density, serviceability, reliability and optimized total cost of ownership for highly-demanding computing requirements. In addition to adoption in the federal market, the OCP-based Tundra™ cluster platform is highly-effective in a range of commercial industries such as financial services, higher-education, scientific research and manufacturing. Now in full production, the Xeon Phi™ processor combined with Penguin Computing’s new Relion Phi X1030 server can provide extreme compute densities of up to 81 processors in a single 40 OU cabinet.

“We received early access to the Intel® Xeon Phi™ processor through Penguin Computing and its OCP-based Tundra™ Extreme Scale (ES) Series,” said James Laros, Principal Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories. “We are seeing very promising results to date.”

“Our customers appreciate the scalability and interoperability of the Tundra™ platform and their purchasing decisions are reinforcing the rapidly growing credibility of the Open Computing model,” said Tom Coull, President and CEO, Penguin Computing. “Support for the production Xeon Phi™ in Tundra™ ES now provides organizations and developers with the power and scalability of Intel’s Many Integrated Core Architecture in an Open Compute platform.”

The Intel® Xeon Phi™ processor supports discovery and business innovation in science, visualization and analytics. It helps organizations solve the biggest challenges faster via scalability, eliminating bottlenecks and highly-parallel computing. The Intel® Xeon Phi™ processor also provides unmatched value through power efficiency, programmability and high utilization. It maximizes future potential with future-ready code, a broad ecosystem and robust roadmap.

Penguin Computing is a sponsor of this week’s ISC High Performance Conference. Visit the company’s booth #921 at the event in Frankfurt, Germany. Click to learn more about Tundra™ Extreme Scale solutions.

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 a limited number of 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, Arctica and FrostByte are trademarks or registered trademarks of Penguin Computing, Inc.

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