|[November 15, 2013]
Penguin Computing Launches New HPC Cloud Appliance
FREMONT, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Penguin Computing, experts in high performance and enterprise computing
solutions, today announced the immediate availability of Scyld HCA™, its
new HPC Cloud Appliance. This appliance turns any HPC Linux cluster into
a fully managed HPC hybrid cloud environment, which adds the ease of use
and automation of a public cloud to an existing HPC cluster and has the
added benefit of seamless hybrid access to Penguin Computing on Demand
("POD") to support burst out compute and storage capability.
Scyld HCA™ is a fully integrated solution (software, hardware and
managed service) that combines the flexibility and ease-of-access
typically associated with a cloud based solution with the performance of
"bare-metal" computing. Built on open standards including OpenStack and
Ceph, Scyld HCA™ provides virtual login host lifecycle management,
object and data storage, user and group administration, metering and
reporting, authentication, a Web-based portal, and an interactive Web
GUI for hardware and workflow management.
"We are looking forward to the release of Penguin's Scyld HCA™ to
deliver our vision of a 'Research Cloud' for the university," said Jason
Byars, Senior Research Specialist at University of New Mexico. "A
turn-key high-performance computing cloud solution like this, supported
and maintained by Penguin Computing, means that we can focus on solving
pressing bioinformatics problems that our colleagues require without
worrying about managing the computing infrastructure." Scyld HCA™ comes
with the Scyld Cloud Management software integrated with Penguin's
Intel (News - Alert)-based Relion servers, IceBreaker storage systems and new Arctica
GigE and 10Gig high-performance, low cost networks. The appliance can be
attached to an existing cluster or provided as part of a complete HPC
cloud refresh. Other key elements include:
Simple connection to an HPC cluster through a virtual head node and
Self service, branded Web portal - minimizing system administration
requirements and IT costs.
A variety of virtual machine host configurations - providing the
latest computing solutions using Intel processors up to 512GB RAM and
a variety of optional accelerator cards from Intel and NVIDIA (News - Alert).
Real-time feedback on usage as well as ad hoc report generation -
giving users and group owners flexible report generation capability
for bill back.
Remote, secure access from anywhere, including the upcoming capability
for high-performance, low-latency 3D accelerated remote desktops.
Remote managed services and support provided by Penguin Computing with
regular software updates.
"Penguin's Scyld software products are industry recognized for
simplifying the HPC cluster computing experience," said Tom Coull, SVP
of Penguin Computing. "Since we use the Scyld HPC Cloud Appliance to
deliver our Penguin Computing on Demand service, our customers can be
assured that their solution from Penguin will continue to be a
Penguin Computing will be showcasing the Scyld HCA™ next week during SC
'13 in Denver, CO at booth 1907.
For more information about the Scyld HCA™, please visit www.penguincomputing.com/products/scyld-hca-cloud-appliance.
About Penguin Computing
Penguin Computing is the largest private supplier of complete high
performance computing (HPC) solutions in North America and has built and
operates the leading specialized public HPC cloud service Penguin
Computing on Demand (POD). Penguin Computing also applies its core
expertise in the field of distributed large-scale enterprise computing
delivering scale-out compute, storage, virtualization, and cloud
solutions for organizations looking to take advantage of modern open
data center architectures.
Penguin Computing has been pioneering the concept of integrating and
delivering solutions that are based on open architectures and comprise
non-proprietary components from a variety of vendors. Penguin
Computing's Arctica network switches are the first products on the
market enabling customers to individually select hardware and software
components. Penguin Computing is also one of only five authorized Open
Compute (OCP (News - Alert)) solution providers leveraging this Facebook-led initiative
to bring the most efficient open data center solutions to a broader
Penguin Computing, Scyld ClusterWare, Scyld Insight, Scyld HCA™, Relion,
Altus, HPC as a Service, Penguin Computing on Demand and POD are
trademarks or registered trademarks of Penguin Computing, Inc.
Penguin Computing has more than 18,000 systems installed with over 2,500
customers in 40 countries across several major vertical markets.
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