November 15, 2007

Penguin Computing Updates Altus Product Line with Latest AMD Quad Core Processor Technology

Author: JT Smith

New Altus 650 Servers Deliver More Compute Power within Current Physical and Power Envelope SUPERCOMPUTING 07, RENO, NEVADA (November 13, 2007) - Penguin Computing, an AMDî Platinum Solution Provider, today announced the availability of the Penguin Altus 650 server with third-generation AMD Opteron Quad Core CPUs. The Linux-based Penguin Altus 650 server with AMD Opteron 2300 (ââ¬ÅBarcelonaââ¬Â) series processors delivers enhanced compute power for high performance computing (HPC) and mission-critical enterprise applications. It is available for immediate delivery.

Penguin made this announcement today at the Supercomputing 07 conference (SC'07), where they will be exhibiting at booth #3252.

The Penguin Altus 650 rack mountable server with the AMD Opteron 2300 series processors is designed to address the performance, density and total cost of ownership requirements of facilities with large HPC clusters. The Altus 650 features the highest memory capacity available in a 1U form factor, integrated Gigabit Ethernet, high capacity hard drives and a PCI Express x16 expansion slot for high performance cluster interconnects. It is also highly energy efficient, maximizing compute power per rack and minimizing the impact on utility bills. Integrated IPMI management enables remote health monitoring and power control to reduce administrative workload in large deployments.

The new Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor is a native multi-core design with all four processing cores on a single piece of silicon. Based on AMDââ¬â¢s Direct Connect Architecture, AMD Opteron quad core processors provide unparalleled I/O and memory bandwidth and low latency interprocessor communication in multiprocessor configurations.

"We are delighted to bring the very latest CPU technology to our customers in technical and enterprise computing fields," said Charles Wuischpard, president of Field Operations at Penguin Computing. "Organizations running compute intensive applications on existing Penguin Altus servers will see great returns by migrating to Quad Core CPU technology."

About Penguin Computing

Penguin Computing is a privately held firm headquartered in San Francisco, California. Penguin Computing has been specializing on Linux since 1998, delivering a powerful combination of Linux software, systems and services. In 2003 Penguin Computing acquired Scyld Software, developer of the industry leading HPC Linux clustering software Scyld Beowulf. Focused on the high performance computing, enterprise consolidation and web hosting markets, the company has an extensive customer base including Fortune 100 companies, government agencies and educational institutions. For more information about Penguin Computing and Penguin products, please go to

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