Penguin Computing, an AMD Platinum Solution Provider, today announced the Altus(TM) 600 server, specifically designed for the needs of high performance computing (HPC). Equipped with up to two Next-Generation AMD Opteron(R) 2000-series processors and up to 64GB of memory Altus 600 eliminates features not typically needed by HPC customers, reducing the cost of clustering without sacrificing performance or efficiency. With dual processor configurations starting at only $1499, the Altus 600 delivers the most compute power at the lowest possible price on the market today.
Typical rackmount servers are designed to address the needs of the enterprise market and include features that are frequently unnecessary in an HPC cluster environment. The Altus 600 has been tailored to deliver all the key features that HPC users running complex simulations need, such as strong performance and speed with the dual-core AMD Opteron 2000-series processors, and with the least amount of overhead for HPC applications compared to general purpose Linux servers.
"Many companies provide good general purpose nodes, but as the leader in cluster virtualization, Penguin Computing is proud to offer the first low cost compute node specifically tailored to the needs of HPC users," said Pauline Nist, senior vice president, product development and management, Penguin Computing. "With so much processing power for the dollar and best-in-class technology from the pioneer in clustered computing, this new cluster-optimized computing product will give our customers more of what they need and less of what they don't. With optimized hardware and software, we have made it easier than ever for customers to use application-ready, turn-key clusters and focus on their research rather than their cluster equipment."
Available now, Penguin's Altus 600 server features the highest memory capacity available in a 1U form factor, onboard Gigabit Ethernet, SATA hard drives and a PCI Express x16 expansion slot for high-speed, low-latency cluster interconnects. Scaling to support even the most memory and bandwidth hungry applications, the Altus 600 is also highly energy efficient, maximizing compute power per rack and minimizing the impact on AC and utility bills. In addition, integrated IPMI 2.0 management enables remote health monitoring and power control to reduce administrative workload.
About Penguin Computing
Penguin Computing is the leader in Cluster Virtualization, delivering virtualized cluster systems driven by Scyld ClusterWare(TM) its unique Linux software, which makes large pools of Linux servers appear and act like a single virtual system. Through a single point of command/control, thousands of systems can be managed as if they were a single, consistent, virtual system, dramatically simplifying deployment and management and significantly improving server performance and data center resource utilization. Focused on the high performance computing, enterprise consolidation and web hosting markets, the company has an extensive customer base including Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies and educational institutions. Founded in 1998, Penguin Computing is headquartered in San Francisco, California. To learn more about High Performance Computing Linux and Web Clustering, please visit Penguin Computing at http://www.penguincomputing.com .