About Penguin Computing


For well over a decade Penguin Computing has been delivering integrated, Linux-based solutions for the enterprise and HPC space. With Linux expertise that is unmatched in the industry Penguin Computing offers an end-to-end portfolio of products that range from Linux servers and workstations to integrated, turn-key HPC clusters and cluster management software. For customers with special hardware requirements Penguin Computing provides customized ‘build to order’ server solutions. Complementing Penguin Computing's hardware and software solutions is Penguin Computing on Demand (POD), a public HPC cloud that provides virtual supercomputing capabilities on-demand on a pay-as-you-go basis. Penguin is the one-stop shop for HPC and enterprise customers providing solutions for all user profiles: Be it an individual user who requires a high powered workstation, an enterprise looking for a server platform optimized for low power consumption or an organization that needs supercomputing capabilities on-site, 'in the cloud' or in a hybrid model that combines both approaches.


Penguin Computing is strictly focused on delivering solutions that are optimized for Linux in the enterprise. Penguin applies a thorough hardware qualification and testing process that ensures that Penguin solutions deliver optimal performance and robustness. Penguin's in-house team of developers is dedicated to providing a complete software stack that is tuned for Penguin hardware and interoperability at all levels. As a result Penguin Computing's solutions are easy-to-use and 'just work'. Penguin takes the approach of providing integrated, easy to use solutions to the next level by providing hybrid compute solutions that combine local and cloud computing resources. These integrated solutions enable Penguin customers to reduce capital expenditures by right-sizing clusters for average resource utilization and easily and quickly offload excess workload into the cloud. Penguin also offers a full range of services and support that is differentiated by the Linux, HPC and application expertise of the personnel.

Track Record

Penguin has over thirteen years of Linux experience and has successfully delivered hundreds of HPC clusters ranging from departmental clusters to multi-million-dollar 'Top 100' supercomputers to a wide range of industry verticals such as academia, government, life sciences, manufacturing, financial services and web hosting. Penguin currently has an installed base of approximately 18,000 systems in over 40 countries. Solutions from Penguin Computing meet the needs of the world's most demanding HPC and enterprise customers such as AOL, NASA, Caterpillar, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Life Technologies and the US Navy. Penguin Computing is also one of the first providers to successfully implement a public cloud that was designed exclusively for HPC. Penguin’s public cloud POD has so far processed a workload of over 10 million jobs. Penguin Computing's cluster management software Scyld ClusterWare was developed by one of the original architects of the Beowulf Cluster, an HPC cluster architecture that revolutionized the industry by enabling the replacement of traditional supercomputers with clusters of Linux-based commodity systems.