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Penguin Computing GovPOD

The HPC you know with the security you need…

What is GovPOD?

You have a need for a FedRamp secure compute environment. The decision becomes whether to build from scratch or use a secure environment in the cloud.

With Penguin High Performance Computing on Demand for Federal Government Customers (GovPOD), you can utilize a high-performance, bare-metal, HPC environment in the cloud without having to invest in on-premise infrastructure. GovPOD eliminates many of the performance, scalability, and security challenges associated with traditional cloud computing environments.

Why Penguin Computing GovPOD?

Penguin Computing GovPOD is a FedRamp-secure compute environment that provides features and benefits that other providers do not:

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Runs HPC Native

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HPC expert help included

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No charges to bring large data sets in and out of the cloud

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No need to custom-build an HPC environment

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HPC tools and libraries already working, plus schedulers and cluster managers

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High performance file system with high-speed, low-latency interconnects

FedRAMP Security

To ensure you have the most secure FedRAMP environment possible to protect your data, secure your identity, and restrict access to only authorized users, Penguin Computing GovPOD:

  • Designed to Meet FedRAMP Security Standards – GovPOD consists of redundant computing sites rated to operate the entire security suite of standards as defined by NIST 800-53 and 800-171 for DFARS.
  • Meets DOD HPC Modernization Program Standards –GovPOD meets the requirements of the DOD HPC Modernization Program which includes monitoring cloud-based services to determine risk and maintain security.
  • Uses a Single-Tenant Compute Environment – Unlike multi-tenant cloud environments, POD’s compute environment is segregated to protect your privacy.
  • Layers on Physical Security – POD is hosted at a highly secure, Tier III facility that undergoes an annual SSAE18 SOC 2 Type II audit.
  • Ensures Data Security – All customer data lives solely at our United States, Tier III datacenter facility. Customers have complete control over access and persistence of their cloud data.
  • Encrypted Connections – All access to POD is over secure, industry standard, encrypted protocols: HTTPS+SSL, SSH through AES-128 or AES-256, or customized private VPN connections through AES-256.

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POD Customer Quotes

“We have chosen POD over the last 5 years as our HPC provider due to POD’s bare metal compute offering. POD allows us to focus on our domain problem of seismic engineering rather than spending time testing, building and maintaining a custom HPC solution. The sufficient cluster size has enabled us to to support multiple projects simultaneously, sometimes bursting to 5000 cores overnight for a large suite of analysis. POD’s highly responsive and knowledgeable support team has also been invaluable.” – Kermin Chok, Associate Principal, Arup
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POD Customer Quotes

“At EarthCast Technologies, we are constantly pushing the boundaries of environmental prediction at the global scale. POD’s scalable, bare metal clusters enable us to concentrate on our customers and how to provide them the best solution, rather than having to purchase, run, and maintain our own HPC assets. POD’s customer support approach is truly outstanding. Access to POD’s outstanding customer support team has been invaluable. Their innovation and the support needed to engineer, design, and test solutions for our customers has allowed us to expand our business into new sectors.” – Greg Wilson, CEO, EarthCast Technologies

Transparent Pricing

Traditional, on-premises clusters have many capital and operational expenses that can quickly add up. Beyond the capital expense to purchase a modest HPC cluster, you still have datacenter, power and cooling, and administration expenses. You never have to worry about these expenses when you use GovPOD. Our simple pricing model makes it easy to forecast costs and set limits on usage to ensure you are never over budget. With GovPOD, you only pay for the resources you use, with no hidden costs or extra fees, no extra charge for expert HPC support, and no extra charges for moving large data sets in and out of the cloud.

Support

Leverage our two decades of experience in building and optimizing HPC environments and applications with free support from our HPC experts, who will assist you in running applications, managing workflows, and getting the best GovPOD customer experience possible.

Contact Us

With included free support from HPC experts, transparent pricing, and a variety of financing options, GovPOD meets the needs of both power users who need to expand capacity quickly as well as those building their organizations on a budget.

Contact us to find out how you can drive innovation with instant access to a FedRAMP-secure HPC compute environment in the cloud >

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