Penguin's Tundra Open HPC architecture is based on the Open Compute Project's Open Rack form factor that re-engineers the conventional data centre rack for maximum power efficiency, serviceability and investment protection. Penguin Computing's Tundra Open Rack provides 36 Open Units (OUs) of space for compute equipment and dedicates additional space for shared power infrastructure and networking components. Using the new Penguin designed compute module, three nodes can be mounted in each Open Unit, enabling deployments with up to 108 nodes within the dimensions of a traditional 42U rack. Using Intel E5-2600 V2 processors, each rack can provide over 40TFLOPS and nearly 50TB of RAM within the dimensions of a traditional 19" 42U rack.
"The Open Compute Project started by addressing the needs of Facebook data centres and large scale internet/Cloud environments", stated Charles Wuischpard, CEO of Penguin Computing. "As an OCP Solution Provider and leader in High Performance Computing solutions, we saw an opportunity to bring the benefits of OCP to the design and deployment of next generation supercomputers. Today's announcement of Tundra Open HPC lays the foundation for future work in the areas of exascale computing, large scale distributed storage and open, software defined networking."
"We are excited to see Penguin Computing introduce the Open Compute Project's design philosophy and standards to the High Performance Computing market", stated Frank Frankovsky, Chairman and President of the Open Compute Foundation. "There are many similarities between today's largest internet data centres and supercomputing and the Open Compute Project's benefits apply to both. Penguin Tundra Open HPC is an example of innovation that we encourage from our OCP Solution Providers."
Penguin offers Open Compute Ready compute, storage and interconnect solutions both for Open Rack and conventional 19" EIA racks. Tundra Open HPC designs will be contributed to the Open Compute Foundation, expanding Penguin Computing's traditional high performance computing solutions and establishing a new architecture for current and future data centre solutions.