About Penguin Computing

For almost two decades, Penguin Computing has been the leader in developing open, Linux-based cloud and HPC solutions. With our unmatched Linux expertise, Penguin Computing offers a comprehensive portfolio of products, ranging from Linux servers and workstations to integrated, turnkey HPC clusters and cluster management software.

Penguin Computing provides customized build-to-order server solutions for enterprises and institutions with special hardware requirements. We complement our hardware and software solutions with Penguin Computing On-Demand (PODTM)—a public HPC cloud that provides supercomputing capabilities on-demand on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Penguin Computing is a one-stop shop for HPC and enterprise customers, providing solutions for a wide array of computing needs and user profiles:

  • HPC and cloud solutions optimized for industry-specific uses
  • High-powered workstations for individual power users
  • Highly power-efficient server platforms for enterprise computing
  • Private and public cloud solutions, including hybrid options.


Penguin Computing is strictly focused on delivering Linux-optimized enterprise solutions. We use a thorough, proven hardware qualification and testing process to ensure that our solutions deliver optimal performance and robustness.

Our in-house development team is dedicated to providing a complete highly interoperable software stack that is tuned for Penguin Computing hardware. As a result, our solutions are easy-to-use and “just work.” Our integrated approach even extends to our hybrid compute solutions, which combine local and cloud computing resources, taking ease-of-use and cost-effectiveness to the next level. Penguin Computing customers can reduce capital expenditures by right-sizing clusters for average resource utilization and easily and quickly offload excess workload into the cloud.

Penguin Computing also offers a full range of services and support that are backed by a seasoned team of Linux, HPC and application experts.

Track Record

Penguin Computing has almost two decades experience developing powerful and efficient open solutions based on Linux. We have successfully delivered hundreds of HPC clusters, including:

  • Departmental clusters
  • Multi-million-dollar ‘Top 100’ supercomputers
  • Specialized solutions for verticals such as academia, government, life sciences, manufacturing, financial services and web hosting

Our installed base includes more than 18,000 systems in over 40 countries. Solutions from Penguin Computing meet the needs of the world’s most demanding HPC and enterprise customers, including:

  • NASA
  • AOL
  • Caterpillar
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Boeing
  • Life Technologies
  • The US Navy

Penguin Computing is also one of the first providers to successfully implement a public cloud that was designed exclusively for HPC. Our POD HPC Cloud has processed a workload of over 10 million jobs. Moreover, Penguin Computing’s cluster management software, Scyld ClusterWare®, was developed by one of the original architects of the Beowulf Cluster, Donald Becker. Along with Thomas Sterling at NASA, they developed an HPC cluster architecture that revolutionized the industry by enabling the replacement of traditional supercomputers with clusters of Linux-based commodity systems.