Demanding Research, Tight Budgets

Bioinformatics and life sciences researchers working on critical problems using massive data sets need access to tremendous compute power and storage. Yet budgets and staff expertise often limit solution options. You need solutions that can provide:

  • Highly cost-effective production, research and engineering compute and storage capacity
  • State-of-the-art performance from turnkey systems or cloud solutions with minimal support from IT or HPC staff
  • Usability for a broad range of users without specialized HPC skills

The Penguin Computing Advantage

Penguin Computing has used open technology to provide bioinformatics organizations of all sizes with domain-ready solutions that deliver outstanding performance for the price. All Penguin Computing systems and services combine deep technology, applications and bioinformatics expertise with a wide range of leading component technologies. We can provide your organization with custom turnkey solutions as well as cloud-based delivery options that include:

  • Industry Workflows – Seamless and scalable bioinformatics and life science workflows
  • Industry Proficiency – Key bioinformatics and life sciences capabilities, such as gene sequencers

Healthcare and Life Sciences
HPC Cloud Case Study

Life Technologies, the leading provider of next-generation sequencers, turned to Penguin Computing for help with developing a robust solution for processing sequencer output. Penguin was able to quickly deliver a performance optimized appliance which powers Life Technology’s LifeScope application.

Life Technologies recommends clusters from Penguin Computing and offers LifeScope on-demand through Penguin Computing’s public HPC cloud, PODTM.

  • “It has been a pleasure using Penguin’s POD service. Penguin is more like a collaborator ensuring my applications run and run efficiently. It’s also trivial to scale up and offers significant savings compared to the typical cloud providers.”

    David Quigley Cancer Researcher - UCSF, San Francisco
  • “After evaluating multiple cluster management products, we chose Scyld ClusterWare for the processing of large amounts of image data. Scyld ClusterWare contains a robust, easy-to-use and unique Single System Image architecture, which we believe will resonate well with researchers using the SOLiD platform for a wide variety of applications.”

    Dr. Timothy Burcham Life Technologies - Senior Director of SOLiD R&D