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Penguin Announces AMD Clustering System
Date: Monday April 29, 2002
Category: Computer / SFF PCs
Manufacturer Link: Penguin
Penguin Computing Announces AMD Clustering System; Latest AMD Athlon MP Processors Featured in New 1U Penguin Server for Linux Clusters

April 29, 2002--Penguin Computing Inc., the leader in world-class Linux hardware, software, and service, today announced a critical addition to its 1U server platforms, the Altus 130 server.

The new Altus 130 was developed by Penguin Computing to directly address the needs of customers in high performance cluster computing. At the heart of the new system is the QuantiSpeed(TM) Architecture of the AMD Athlon MP dual processors and the AMD 760MP chipset, which are perfectly suited to the price/performance sensitive requirements of parallel computing customers.

The Altus 130 also uses standard PC2100 DDR SDRAM and has two network-bootable 10/100 Ethernet interfaces on the motherboard to provide redundant connectivity in the base system configuration. All other peripherals on the Altus 130 are optional, including up to two cost-effective ATA-100 IDE hard drives (max system storage capacity is 200GB), various additional network connections via the open PCI slot, a slim 24x CD-Rom drive, and a 1.44 floppy drive. Customers can order only the components that their cluster installation requires, devoting more of their budget to CPUs and memory.

The Altus 130 is also available preloaded with the Scyld Beowulf clustering operating system, and can be bundled with Penguin Computing's Linux cluster services, which include design, installation, and performance tuning of high performance cluster systems. "High-performance parallel computing is an area that Penguin Computing is uniquely tailored for," said Sam Ockman, CEO for Penguin Computing. "The combination of the powerful new x86-based Altus 130 platform and Penguin Computing's expertise in Linux yield a solution that benefits cluster installations in such areas as biotech, education, and Fortune 500 companies."

Ordering information, complete technical specifications, and clustering services information on the new Altus 130 is available at On the site, customers can also find details on Penguin Computing's award-winning customer and technical support, plus the variety of comprehensive support options available for the Altus 130 and all of Penguin Computing's other system offerings. In addition, customers can call 1-888-PENGUIN (736-4846) to discuss specific customization of their hardware, software and service needs related to clustered computing and the Altus 130.

About Penguin Computing

Penguin Computing Inc. ( is the Linux Solution Partner, removing the complexity involved in developing and deploying fully customized hardware, software, and service solutions. Founded in 1998 by Open Source advocate Sam Ockman, Penguin Computing is based in San Francisco and is privately held.

IDC predicts that the market for Linux servers will reach 1.9 million units by 2004, which Penguin Computing estimates to be equivalent to $5.7 billion. Penguin Computing pursues this market by delivering fully integrated infrastructure solutions, professional services and support through cutting edge customization capabilities.

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