August 13, 2009

Penguin Launches on Demand HPC Utility

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August 13, 2009, 7:23 am

This week Penguin Computing announced the launch of a new service called “Penguin On Demand” — POD for short. The service is targeted specifically at the needs of scientific computing users, and Penguin is positioning it against the most successful of the on-demand computing resources available today:

“The most popular cloud infrastructures today, such as Amazon EC2, are not optimized for the high performance parallel computing often required in the research and simulation sciences,” said Charles Wuischpard, CEO at Penguin Computing. “POD delivers immediate access to high density HPC computing, a resource that is difficult or impossible for many users to utilize in a timely and cost-effective way. We believe POD will promote new and faster innovation by enabling access to scalable high performance computing to a much broader market...”

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