Penguin Computing Announces Open Compute Tundra Cluster Ecosystem for Increased Customer Choice in HPC

By CIOReview | Monday, March 16, 2015

SAN JOSE, CA:  Penguin Computing, a provider of high performance, enterprise data center and cloud solutions, has launched an Open Compute Project-driven Tundra Cluster. With Tundra cluster platform, Penguin is developing a collaborative model for increased flexibility with form factors, processors and configurations.

The Penguin Tundra cluster platform delivers high density and low total cost of ownership for High Performance Computing (HPC) technical clusters. It includes compute sled, storage sled and Intel Xeon Phi processor-based motherboard for optimized performance for parallel applications. It enables customers to use three nodes in a 1U form factor through 21” wide server and Open Compute project based design allows any branded motherboards to fit in Tundra sled.

The Tundra cluster platform is designed to be compatible with Open Compute Open Rack specifications. Through it’s a powerful and compact HPC server, it gives an on-ramp for customers to reduce infrastructure costs when moving to the next generation of technology. It provides intelligent modularity and flexibility to the Open Compute Project for applications needing the high performance and high density components.

“Facebook had the forethought to create the Open Compute Foundation and share IP from designing a highly efficient computing infrastructure at an extremely low cost. We are now building on that collaborative development model to bring expanded flexibility with regard to form factors, processors and configurations for a broad range of customer requirements.” says Phil Pokorny, chief technology officer, Penguin Computing.