September 27, 2016 3:29 AM ET

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Company Overview of Penguin Computing, Inc.

Company Overview

Penguin Computing, Inc. develops Linux-based cloud and HPC products and solutions ranging from Linux servers and workstations to integrated turn-key HPC clusters and cluster management software. The company offers integrated rack solutions, rackmount servers, network switches, Linux workstations, storage products, and software. It provides its customized build-to-order server solutions for enterprises and institutions; HPC and cloud solutions for industry-specific uses; high-powered workstations for individual power users; power-efficient server platforms for enterprise computing; and cloud solutions for private and public, as well as hybrid customers. The company also offers pre-purchase, d...

45800 Northport Loop West

Fremont, CA 94538

United States

Founded in 1998





Key Executives for Penguin Computing, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 46
Senior Vice President of Engineering & Operations
Chief Technology Officer
Director of Product Management
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Penguin Computing, Inc. Key Developments

Penguin Computing Announces the Availability and Customer Shipments of Tundra Extreme Scale

Penguin Computing has announced the availability and customer shipments of its Tundra Extreme Scale, or ES, server based on Cavium, Inc.'s 48 core ARMv8 based ThunderX workload optimized processors. With multiple server, storage, Software Defined Networking (SDN) and software solutions for HPC, data center scale-out and cloud computing, Penguin Computing products deliver cutting-edge technology to its customers. The Penguin Computing Tundra ES Valkre server is a two-socket architecture in a 2-RU high and three wide form-factor, delivering optimized performance for workloads ranging from compute-intensive to cloud optimized applications. With future support for up to 1TB of DDR4 memory, up to 3 SSDs and Mellanox IB support, these Penguin Computing systems are targeted at bioinformatics, high performance data analytics (HPDA), molecular dynamics, large scale graph analytics and Ceph storage solutions. Performance will be driven by ThunderX ARMv8 SOCs optimized for these workloads, with up to 48 high-performance custom cores, very high memory bandwidth, large memory capacity and flexible I/O subsystems. Adding to these high-performance features are integrated accelerators for storage, networking and security, offloading from the main ARMv8 CPU cores and enabling best-in-class performance.

Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration Selects Penguin Computing's Tundra Extreme Scale Solution for National Labs

Penguin Computing announced that it has been awarded a contract with the U.S. Department of Energy'sNational Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to install the company's Tundra™ Extreme Scale (ES) series. The systems are being procured under NNSA's tri-laboratory Commodity Technology Systems program, or CTS-1, to bolster computing for national security at Los Alamos, Sandia and Lawrence Livermore national laboratories. The three-year contract provides NNSA's Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) program with high-performance computing clusters for its mission to ensure the safety, security and reliability of the nation's nuclear deterrent without underground testing a program called stockpile stewardship. The ASC program brings together the computing capabilities and expertise at NNSA's three national laboratories. When complete, the Tundra Extreme Scale installations will realize a peak performance range of 7-9 petaflops. Penguin Computing selected the Intel® Xeon® E5-2695 v4 processor and motherboard for cost-effective and reliable system performance.

Penguin Computing Announces New Penguin Tundra Open Compute Servers

Penguin Computing announced the availability of Penguin's Open Compute Project (OCP) compliant 'Tundra' server family based on Cavium, Inc.'s, 64-bit ARMv8 ThunderX workload optimized processors. The development of ThunderX-based servers enables Penguin to provide best-in-class ARMv8 performance with reduced TCO, using SOCs optimized for specific workloads, in platforms customized for financial, bioinformatics, Internet and federal government market segments. Penguin Tundra server platforms featuring Cavium ThunderX will focus on highly-scalable Hyperscale and HPC-type workloads including big data, large-scale graph analytics, molecular dynamics, and Ceph /cloud storage. Performance will be driven by ThunderX ARMv8 SOCs optimized for these workloads, with up to 48 high performance custom cores, very high memory bandwidth, and large memory capacity. Adding to these high-performance features are integrated accelerators for storage, networking or security, offloading from the main ARMv8 CPU cores and enabling best-in-class performance. In addition, integration of Ethernet fabric interfaces and storage controllers reduces both power and cost, driving outstanding reductions in TCO. Penguin Tundra servers featuring Cavium ThunderX CPUs are available for customer evaluation starting in September 2015, with general availability in the fourth calendar quarter of 2015.

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