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Company Overview of Penguin Computing, Inc.

Company Overview

Penguin Computing, Inc. operates as a high-performance computing (HPC) cloud company that provides HPC Linux solutions from the workstation to the cloud for HPC customers, enterprise customers, and individual users worldwide. It offers solutions in the areas of big data Hadoop clusters, cloud solutions, three-dimensional cloud workstations, network storage solutions, open technologies, cluster management and workflow tools, and alternative compute technologies; rack mount servers, network switches, software, and open compute projects; and HPC clusters, custom rack solutions, graphics processing unit computing, starter kits, infrastructure monitoring software, and enterprise data center solut...

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: 44
Senior Vice President of Engineering & Operations
Chief Technology Officer
Director of Product Management
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Penguin Computing, Inc. Key Developments

Penguin Computing Announces the First Application Optimized Accelerated Processing Unit Clusters

Penguin Computing announced the first application optimized accelerated processing unit (APU) clusters, making seamless GPU and CPU memory sharing on clusters a reality based on heterogeneous system architecture (HSA) from Advanced Micro Devices. The shared memory capability involves very lightweight context switches to switch instantaneously between the GPU and CPU, whichever code runs best at a given moment. Today’s applications require power efficiency and high performance achieved through highly parallel computing, however GPUs and CPUs present a bottleneck to efficient cluster functionality due to separate memory space. This traditional architecture results in inefficient GPU/CPU communication, which is a challenge to scaling. The combined Penguin Computing and AMD solution is a very cost-effective way to get started with one node or cluster.

Penguin Computing’s Scyld Cloud Workstation Enables Graphics Accelerated, Remote 3D Visualization for Efficient, Client-Less Supercomputing

Penguin Computing announced a unique remote 3D visualization capability featuring graphics accelerated, client-less remote supercomputing through a standard Wi-Fi connection and browser, essentially giving customers universal access to their high performance computing needs in the cloud. Scyld Cloud Workstation, powered by NVIDIA GRID technology, offers significant time savings by eliminating the need for downloading large data files, and moving pre- and post-processing to the cloud for highly efficient workflow. While remote visualization has gained momentum by allowing end-user applications to move from the desktop into the data center, customers often face poor performance and high bandwidth requirements. Scyld Cloud Workstation provides accelerated 3D performance from a remote server displayed directly into a standard browser, eliminating the need for a third-party client and potential security breaches associated with opening non-standard ports in a company’s firewall. NVIDIA GRID technology enables visually demanding applications from either on-premise or cloud-based virtualized servers to users across an organization. Because graphics processing can now be run on the GPU instead of the CPU, data center managers can provide, for the first time, a graphics-rich PC experience to more users in virtualized environments. The software for Scyld Cloud Workstation was developed in partnership with Colorado Code Craft, a software startup specializing in customized remote visualization.

Midokura Announces Reseller Agreement with Penguin Computing

Midokura announced a reseller agreement with Penguin Computing, a provider of high-performance, enterprise data center and cloud solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, Penguin Computing will resell Midokura's award-winning network virtualization solution, MidoNet, throughout North America. Available immediately, end users will have access and benefit from a complete cloud infrastructure solution. Corporate IT departments strive to be more agile by providing a highly scalable, automated and resilient set of software and hardware infrastructures. While server and storage virtualization has been available for years, network virtualization and open switching hardware has recently gained acceptance as a way to achieve both CAPEX and OPEX reduction, while increasing agility and flexibility. MidoNet integrates with leading cloud platforms, including OpenStack. It is a software-based, highly distributed network virtualization system that allows enterprises and service providers to build, run and manage virtual networks with increased control and flexibility. Using industry standards and leveraging existing physical infrastructure, MidoNet reduces costs and improves stability, scalability and performance of networks. Penguin Computing offers high-performance, enterprise data center and cloud solutions. They have been pioneering Linux for network infrastructure with the introduction of its Arctica product line using an x86 control processor, which provides a flexible platform for Software-Defined Networking and customer-defined applications. Penguin's Arctica switches also support Cumulus Linux, enabling customers to apply Linux-based orchestration and management tools and Linux system administrator talent to network management.

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