Penguin Computing Unveils 1U AMD Opteron™ Processor-Based Server System for Linux Clustering
New AMD64 Architecture Simplifies Transition From 32-bit to 64-bit Computing
San Francisco, CA --
Penguin Computing Inc., a leader in world-class Linux hardware, software, and service, released the Altus 1000E server today – built around the new AMD Opteron™ processor.
Specifically tailored for High Performance Computing customers, the Altus 1000E is 1U (1.75” in height), features dual AMD Opteron processors 200 Series and up to 16GB of Double Data Rate (DDR) Ram. It can be ordered diskless, or with up to 400GB of IDE storage, and the server is equipped with dual gigabit Ethernet interfaces. For customers who require more robust networking or faster proprietary interconnects, a PCI-X slot is available.
The Altus 1000E with AMD64 architecture is a direct response to the immediate increased demands on Linux cluster systems and for cluster computing in the future. On the large installed base of 32-bit applications the Altus 1000E will provide an increase in performance over traditional cluster systems. However, as software applications continue to grow in complexity, and memory and storage requirements increase, the Altus 1000E will effortlessly meet those new demands with its 64-bit computing capabilities. Migration from 32-bit to 64-bit computing can be done on the same platform, potentially yielding dramatically lower cost of ownership.
“The Altus 1000E based on the AMD Opteron processor is designed to provide High Performance Computing customers with a seamless and simplified transition to 64-bit technology without sacrificing 32-bit performance,” said Sam Ockman, CEO of Penguin Computing. “The AMD64 architecture will yield exceptional results on a customer’s existing 32-bit applications, while at the same time providing a stable platform to develop their HPC code to reap the benefits of 64-bit architecture.”
“The AMD Opteron processor heralds a new era in 64-bit computing. Penguin Computing’s compelling approach of integrated Linux systems, software and support makes it highly qualified to deliver customer centric solutions,” said Ben Williams, director of server market development, AMD’s Computation Products Group. “The Altus 1000E high performance computing server provides customers with AMD64 architecture, designed to reduce the total cost of ownership for Linux and offer the benefits of 32- and 64-bit computing.”
Ordering information and complete technical specifications on the new Altus 1000E are available at www.penguincomputing.com
. As with all Penguin Computing systems, the Altus 1000E is highly configurable on the Web site and specifically tailored to a customer’s needs from AMD Opteron processor models to disk partition sizes. On the site, customers can also find details on Penguin Computing’s other customizable server and workstation products, its award-winning customer and technical support, and the variety of comprehensive support options available for the Altus 1000E and other Penguin models. Customers can also call 1-888-PENGUIN (736-4846) to discuss even more complex modification of their hardware, software and service needs related to the Altus 1000E.
About Penguin Computing
Penguin Computing delivers fully integrated infrastructure solutions, professional services and support to its customers through cutting edge technology and unique customization capabilities -- all achieved with the Linux operating system. Founded in 1998 by Open Source advocate Sam Ockman, Penguin Computing is based in San Francisco, California and is privately held.
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