Altus Servers from Penguin Computing Now Certified on CDH4 (Cloudera’s Distribution Including Apache Hadoop Version 4)

  Altus Servers from Penguin Computing Now Certified on CDH4 (Cloudera’s
  Distribution Including Apache Hadoop Version 4)

Business Wire

FREMONT, Calif. -- October 24, 2012

Penguin Computing, experts in high performance computing today announced that
its Altus 1850i and Altus 2850GTi servers are now certified on CDH4
(Cloudera’s Distribution Including Apache Hadoop Version 4).

Penguin’s Altus servers are based on AMD's latest line of Opteron 6200
processors that offer high levels of compute density. The Altus 1850i is a
versatile, power efficient two-way system and can accommodate up to 32 cores,
512GB of memory and four 3.5’’ drives in a 1U form factor for an overall
storage capacity of 16TB. The Altus 2850GTi is based on the same motherboard
as the 1850i and hosts eight 3.5’’ drives for an aggregate capacity of 32TB.
With its high core counts and large memory configurations, these systems are
well suited server platforms for running Hadoop. The certification of these
systems is a first step towards certifying other Penguin systems that will
provide higher drive densities.

“Having pioneered the concept of Linux based clusters, Penguin has deep and
long standing expertise in the field of distributed computing on x86 based
systems. We have been shipping complete systems for Hadoop and map-reduce
workloads since these technologies started evolving,” said Charles Wuischpard,
CEO of Penguin Computing. “With an increasing number of customers asking for a
fully supported end-to-end Big Data solution it was a logical step for us to
formally certify our systems on CDH4, which we regard as the leading
commercially supported Hadoop distribution.”

CDH is the world’s most widely deployed distribution of Apache Hadoop in
commercial and non-commercial environments. Today, more than half of the
Fortune 50 run open source Apache Hadoop based on Cloudera. With tens of
thousands of nodes in production, Cloudera has established itself as the
category leader that is setting the standard for Apache Hadoop in the
enterprise. CDH4 is a 100-percent open source distribution that combines
Apache Hadoop with other open source applications within the Hadoop stack to
deliver advanced, enterprise-grade features.

The Cloudera Certified Technology program, which Penguin Computing has joined,
makes it simpler for Apache Hadoop technology buyers to purchase the right
cluster components and software applications to extract the most value from
their data. Clusters that leverage CDH4 alongside Cloudera Certified
Technologies such as Penguin’s Altus servers, operate with reduced risk and
lower total cost of ownership. Cloudera Certified Technologies have been
tested and validated to use supported APIs and to comply with Cloudera
development guidelines for integration with Apache Hadoop.

“Building a cluster from the ground up to run an Apache Hadoop cluster can be
challenging. There are numerous choices to be made at all levels of the stack,
and making those choices can be very complicated. The Cloudera Certified
Technology program is designed to make those choices easy and reliable,” said
Tim Stevens, Vice President of Corporate and Business Development, Cloudera.
“We’re committed to helping enterprises achieve the most from their Big Data
initiatives, and we’re pleased that Penguin Computing has completed the
certification of its Altus servers on CDH4.”

About Penguin Computing

For well over a decade Penguin Computing has been dedicated to delivering
complete, integrated Enterprise and High Performance Computing (HPC) solutions
that are innovative, cost effective, and easy to use. Penguin offers a
complete end-to-end portfolio of products and solutions including
workstations, rack-mount servers, custom server designs, power efficient rack
solutions and turn-key clusters. Penguin also offers the Scyld suite of
software products for efficient provisioning and infrastructure monitoring.
For users who want to use supercomputing capabilities on-demand and pay as
they go, Penguin provides Penguin Computing on Demand (POD), a public HPC
cloud that is available instantly and as needed.

Penguin counts some of the world’s most demanding organizations as its
customers, including Yelp, Caterpillar, Life Technologies, Dolby, Lockheed
Martin and the US Air Force. Penguin Computing is a registered trademark of
Penguin Computing, Inc. Penguin Computing on Demand is a pending trademark in
the US. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. Other
product or company names mentioned may be trademarks or trade names of their
respective companies.

About Cloudera

Cloudera, the leader in Apache Hadoop-based software, services and training,
enables data driven enterprises to easily derive business value from all their
structured and unstructured data. Cloudera's Distribution Including Apache
Hadoop (CDH), available to download for free from,
is the most comprehensive, tested, stable and widely deployed distribution of
Hadoop in commercial and non-commercial environments. For the fastest path to
reliably use this completely open source technology in production for Big Data
analytics and answering previously un-addressable big questions, organizations
can subscribe to Cloudera Enterprise, comprised of Cloudera Support and a
portfolio of software including Cloudera Management Suite. Cloudera also
offers consulting services, training and certification on Apache technologies.
As the top contributor to the Apache open source community and with tens of
thousands of nodes under management across customers in financial services,
government, telecommunications, media, web, advertising, retail, energy,
bioinformatics, pharma/healthcare, university research, oil and gas and
gaming, Cloudera's depth of experience and commitment to sharing expertise are


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