About the Magna Series

The Penguin Magna server series are our first systems based on OpenPOWER technology, providing additional choices to Penguin customers. They are built for developing applications and evaluating hypervisor and application performance on OpenPOWER architecture. Like all Penguin Computing systems, Magna systems run Linux operating system and Linux application stacks. Popular open source cloud management frameworks like OpenStack are also available for OpenPOWER based systems.

Like all Penguin server platforms, Magna systems are available with full rack level integration options, on-site deployment services and global technical support.

Magna 2002S

*NEW* – available in Q3 / 2016
Penguin Magna 2002S, powered by two OpenPOWER Power8 generation processors, is the first platform with support for NVIDIA SXM2 sockets and NVLink system interconnect. This provides a factor of 5x improvement in memory bandwidth available to coprocessors.

  • Dual OpenPOWER POWER8 generation processors, 8-10 cores, 2.0-3.3GHz
  • Up to 1TB of RAM
  • Local storage: 2x 2.5″ bays for boot drives
  • 4x SXM2 sockets featuring NVLink, for latest NVIDIA Tesla P100 “Pascal” coprocessors
  • Redundant Power Supplies

Magna 2002

Penguin Magna 2002, powered by two OpenPOWER Power8 generation processors, is optimized for Accelerated Computing using NVIDIA Tesla family of GPUs and coprocessors. Magna 2002 supports NVIDIA Tesla K80 GPUs for Technical Computing and NVIDIA Tesla M40 for Machine Learning applications.

  • Dual OpenPOWER POWER8 generation processors, 8-10 cores, 2.0-3.3GHz
  • Up to 1TB of RAM
  • Local storage: 2x 2.5″ bays for boot drives
  • PCI-E gen3 expansion slots for 2 NVIDIA Tesla K80 or M40 GPUs and for high speed network interfaces
  • Redundant Power Supplies

Magna 1015

Penguin Magna 1015, designed for OCP Open Rack infrastructure, targets virtualization workloads in Hyperscale data center. Magna 1015 provides the memory capacity and memory bandwidth to support high virtual machine density.

  • Dual OpenPOWER POWER8 generation processors, 8-10 cores, up to 192 threads
  • Up to 1TB of RAM
  • Local storage: 15 drive bays for 2.5″ nearline drives
  • Powered from Open Rack bus bars