Sandia National Laboratories
At Sandia, Penguin deployed the world’s first HPC cluster based on AMD’s Accelerated Processing Units. The system comprises 104 servers and delivers a theoretical peak performance of 59.6 TFLOPs. The servers for this deployment were specifically designed by Penguin Computing, in partnership with AMD, to support the AMD Fusion APU architecture that combines multi-core x86 processing, memory controllers, a PCI-E interface and massively parallel GPU computing on a single piece of silicon.
HPC technology for government agencies must support a wide range of challenges. Immediate military and security situations need to be addressed, intelligence has to be analyzed on an ongoing basis, the utilizability of an aging nuclear stockpile has to be evaluated and fundamental non-military research such as climate modeling needs to be conducted.
HPC plays a key role in addressing all of these challenges effectively and government agencies at all levels are putting a strong emphasis on improving and developing new technologies.
HPC Solutions for Government from Penguin Computing
Penguin Computing has successfully delivered HPC solutions to hundreds of government agencies such as the National Institute of Health, NASA and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. These solutions have varied widely, from complex, large-scale deployments to small departmental clusters.
Penguin also offers a complete, in-house developed HPC software stack that has been fully qualified and tested with our hardware. Through our ISV partnerships and our own software expertise we can help with building and pre-installing open source and proprietary applications.
We don't sell just clusters. We deliver complete applications with optimized, turn-key solutions. They just work.