Penguin Computing Announces Open Compute Project-Driven Cluster

The configuration offers more flexibility with form factors for high-performance computing.

Penguin Computing, a provider of high-performance computer (HPC), has launched an open compute cluster ecosystem at the Open Compute Project Summit. With this technology, Penguin is creating a collaborative development model for increased flexibility with form factors, processors and configurations.

The Penguin Tundra cluster platform, according to the company, delivers the highest density and lowest total cost of ownership for HPC technical clusters. It includes an Intel Xeon Phi processor for optimized performance for parallel applications.

The Open Compute Project-based design project allows third-party motherboards to fit in a Tundra sled, enabling users to use three nodes in 1U form factor via a 21 in. wide server.

“Working closely with Penguin Computing, we’re pleased to show the first Intel Xeon Phi processor-based motherboard in an HPC platform based on a standard open compute project rack design,” said Hugo Saleh, director of Marketing and Industry Development, Technical Computing Group at Intel. “Penguin Computing’s open compute project design provides a compelling implementation for the Intel Xeon Phi processor-based motherboard.”

For more information, visit Penguin Computing.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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