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Primeur weekly 2018-09-03

Focus

Automation helps CERN manage Big Data with easy-to-install SAFE data centre modules ...

Exascale supercomputing

Deep learning to predict fusion disruptions picked for first US exascale system ...

Quantum computing

Qrypt licenses ORNL's quantum random number generator to fortify encryption methods ...

Focus on Europe

Partnership between University of Amsterdam IAS and TNO to get a grip on complexity ...

The I4MS Initiative launches the first Disruptor Awards Contest for the best experiments featuring digital transformation ...

Middleware

Data In Science Technologies deploys Bright Cluster Manager at HudsonAlpha to improve cluster efficiency and scalability ...

SDSC awarded a three-year NSF grant for data reproducibility research ...

Altair introduces a disruptive new licensing model for the solidThinking software suite ...

Hardware

DDN finalizing acquisition of Tintri, expert in enterprise virtualization ...

New Texas supercomputer to push the frontiers of science ...

Penguin Computing expanding capabilities with new production facility, customer demonstration lab, and briefing centre in Fremont headquarters ...

GlobalFoundries reshapes technology portfolio to intensify focus on growing demand for differentiated offerings ...

Texas Advanced Computing Center selects Mellanox HDR 200G InfiniBand to accelerate new large-scale supercomputer ...

Mellanox announces availability of 200G LinkX copper and optical cables and transceiver for Ethernet and HDR InfiniBand ...

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center's Bridges supercomputer extended by National Science Foundation ...

Applications

Attacking aftershocks ...

RENCI to lead two $1 million grants to support data-intensive scientific research ...

National Science Foundation awards $4.9 million to protect U.S. scientific workflow ...

Manufacturing programme calls for proposals focused on challenges in steel and aluminum ...

University of Wisconsin-Madison and Argonne partner to further advanced manufacturing technologies and entrepreneurship ...

Study in which BSC participated suggests 2005 record of tropical cyclones in the Atlantic close to maximum possible ...

Russian scientists have increased the Internet speed up to one and a half times ...

Preparing for chemical attacks with improved computer models ...

2018 APAC HPC-AI Student Competition sharpens weather forecast accuracy and image recognition to deliver improved real-life results ...

OneClick.ai joins NVIDIA Inception programme ...

The Cloud

OpenStack bare metal Clouds, fast forward upgrades and hardware accelerators take centre stage in latest release, Rocky ...

Penguin Computing expanding capabilities with new production facility, customer demonstration lab, and briefing centre in Fremont headquarters


27 Aug 2018 Fremont - As part of its ongoing commitment to innovation and growth, Penguin Computing, a subsidiary of SMART Global Holdings Inc. and a provider of high-performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence (AI), enterprise data centre and Cloud solutions, is expanding its global headquarters in Fremont, California to become a two-building campus with a new, state-of-the art production facility, along with creation of both a benchmarking and innovation lab and a customer briefing centre, all expected to be open by the end of the year.

This expansion doubles production and shipping space and is expected to triple the company's production capacity. Construction has already begun on the new building, which will include air and liquid cooling and give Penguin Computing a combined total of 6 megawatts of power. The new production space also takes advantage of optimized production line design practices that new parent company, SMART Global Holdings, has learned over its 3 decades of manufacturing, giving Penguin Computing a more efficient layout and improved production processes to further reduce time-to-customer-delivery.

In addition, the expansion will allow creation of the Penguin Computing Customer Briefing Center adjacent to the new production facility and the new Penguin Computing Benchmarking and Innovation Lab in the reconfigured existing site. The customer briefing centre will allow customers to come on-site for demonstrations of new technologies and enable closer collaboration with Penguin Computing engineers and professional services consultants on project design and execution.

The lab will allow Penguin Computing to benchmark and test new designs before going to market, further enhancing the company’s ability to innovate and deliver custom HPC, AI, data centre, and Cloud solutions. It will also allow customers to test their workloads on Penguin Computing systems, starting with the Open Compute Project (OCP) specification-based Tundra Extreme Scale platform featuring Intel Xeon Scalable Processors and the FrostByte software defined storage platform, either in person or via secure remote access.

“Penguin Computing has always been known for focusing on meeting customer needs in innovative ways and this new expansion will allow us to dramatically increase that capability and serve our customers even more effectively", stated Tom Coull, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Penguin Computing Business Unit of SMART Global Holdings. "This is an exciting milestone for Penguin Computing and helps position the company to respond to the changing HPC, AI, and storage landscape and the increasing demand for our services and technologies."

The benchmarking lab will also highlight technologies from Penguin Computing partners, including Red Hat Ceph Storage and Red Hat Gluster Storage in the FrostByte platform and Intel Xeon Scalable Processors in the Tundra platform.

"For years, Intel and Penguin Computing have collaborated to help customers efficiently solve complex computing challenges", stated Trish Damkroger, Vice President and General Manager, Data Center Group Intel Corporation. "The new Penguin Computing Benchmarking and Innovation Lab will allow customers to gain hands-on experience with the capabilities of Penguin Computing technologies and benchmark the performance of the latest Intel processors on optimized hardware."

"We are excited to showcase Red Hat Ceph Storage and Red Hat Gluster Storage offerings on hardware-optimized Penguin Computing platforms in the Penguin Computing Benchmarking and Innovation Lab", stated Ben Cherian, Director, Partnerships, Alliances, Channel, Storage and Hyperconverged, Red Hat. "We have already had one client use the lab to see how well Red Hat Ceph Storage on Penguin Computing technologies can meet their datacenter needs and we look forward to collaborating with Penguin on additional opportunities."
Source: Penguin Computing

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2018-09-03

Focus

Automation helps CERN manage Big Data with easy-to-install SAFE data centre modules ...

Exascale supercomputing

Deep learning to predict fusion disruptions picked for first US exascale system ...

Quantum computing

Qrypt licenses ORNL's quantum random number generator to fortify encryption methods ...

Focus on Europe

Partnership between University of Amsterdam IAS and TNO to get a grip on complexity ...

The I4MS Initiative launches the first Disruptor Awards Contest for the best experiments featuring digital transformation ...

Middleware

Data In Science Technologies deploys Bright Cluster Manager at HudsonAlpha to improve cluster efficiency and scalability ...

SDSC awarded a three-year NSF grant for data reproducibility research ...

Altair introduces a disruptive new licensing model for the solidThinking software suite ...

Hardware

DDN finalizing acquisition of Tintri, expert in enterprise virtualization ...

New Texas supercomputer to push the frontiers of science ...

Penguin Computing expanding capabilities with new production facility, customer demonstration lab, and briefing centre in Fremont headquarters ...

GlobalFoundries reshapes technology portfolio to intensify focus on growing demand for differentiated offerings ...

Texas Advanced Computing Center selects Mellanox HDR 200G InfiniBand to accelerate new large-scale supercomputer ...

Mellanox announces availability of 200G LinkX copper and optical cables and transceiver for Ethernet and HDR InfiniBand ...

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center's Bridges supercomputer extended by National Science Foundation ...

Applications

Attacking aftershocks ...

RENCI to lead two $1 million grants to support data-intensive scientific research ...

National Science Foundation awards $4.9 million to protect U.S. scientific workflow ...

Manufacturing programme calls for proposals focused on challenges in steel and aluminum ...

University of Wisconsin-Madison and Argonne partner to further advanced manufacturing technologies and entrepreneurship ...

Study in which BSC participated suggests 2005 record of tropical cyclones in the Atlantic close to maximum possible ...

Russian scientists have increased the Internet speed up to one and a half times ...

Preparing for chemical attacks with improved computer models ...

2018 APAC HPC-AI Student Competition sharpens weather forecast accuracy and image recognition to deliver improved real-life results ...

OneClick.ai joins NVIDIA Inception programme ...

The Cloud

OpenStack bare metal Clouds, fast forward upgrades and hardware accelerators take centre stage in latest release, Rocky ...