Penguin Computing Joins PathScale's FastPath Partner Program
Posted by Kenneth Farmer (Tuesday August 03 2004 @ 08:52PM EDT) [ ]
New Channel Partner Signed for World's Fastest 64-bit Linux Compiler Suite for AMD Opteron-Based Systems

-- Penguin Computing Joins PathScale's FastPath Partner Program --

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- LinuxWorld Expo -- Penguin Computing, a leading provider of highly scalable Linux server and cluster solutions, today announced that it has joined PathScale's FastPath™ Partner program whereby it will resell PathScale's EKO Compiler Suite with its high-performance Altus AMD® Opteron™ Linux cluster systems and developer workstations.

PathScale develops software and hardware solutions to accelerate the performance and efficiency of Linux clusters. The combined solution, which is available immediately from Penguin Computing, allows customers to substantially improve the performance of their Linux-based applications.

"Based on our benchmark tests, we're confident that PathScale compilers will enable our Altus customers to substantially enhance the performance of their Linux clusters," said Matt Jacobs, vice president of sales at Penguin Computing. "PathScale compilers can increase overall application performance by as much as 40 percent, representing a tremendous return on investment for our Altus customers."

The Penguin Altus servers come in 1U, 2U and 4U enclosures as well as complete pre-configured clusters and dual processor workstations. The PathScale EKO Compiler Suite includes C, C++ and Fortran 77/90/95 compilers. A 30-day free trial version of the PathScale Compiler Suite is available immediately for Penguin Computing customers who want to test the PathScale EKO compilers with their systems.

"Penguin Computing is recognized as an innovator in the Linux cluster market and its AMD Opteron-based servers and workstations are highly regarded by its customers," said Nick Bavaro vice president of sales at PathScale. "We are pleased that Penguin Computing has chosen the PathScale compilers as the recommended compiler solution for its Opteron products."

About Penguin Computing

Penguin Computing is the leading provider of highly scalable Linux cluster, server and workstation platforms. Penguin Computing's extensive customer base includes Fortune 1000 companies, educational institutions, and government agencies. Scyld Software, a subsidiary of Penguin Computing, develops Scyld Beowulf, the only second-generation Linux cluster operating system. Scyld provides software, professional services, and support for deploying and managing high performance computing clusters. Founded in 1998, Penguin Computing is headquartered in San Francisco, California with offices in Annapolis, MD. For more information, please visit Penguin Computing at and Scyld Software at

About PathScale

Based in Sunnyvale, California, PathScale develops innovative technologies that substantially increase the performance and efficiency of Linux clusters, the next significant wave in high-end computing. Applications that benefit from PathScale's technologies include seismic processing, complex physical modeling, EDA simulation, molecular modeling, biosciences, computational chemistry, rendering, resource optimization, decision support and data mining. The company has developed the industry's highest performing C, C++, and Fortran 9X 64-bit compilers for AMD64 architecture Linux-based computer systems. PathScale's investors include Charles River Ventures, Enterprise Partners Venture Capital, CMEA Ventures, Skymoon Ventures, ChevronTexaco Technology Ventures and the Dow Employees Pension Plan. For more details, visit, send email to or telephone 1-408-746-9100.

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