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Penguin Computing Offers New Line of Relion Linux Servers With Powerful New Dual-Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processors, Increasing Efficiency and Compute Capabilities for HPC and Enterprise

Penguin Computing Offers New Line of Relion Linux Servers With Powerful New Dual-Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processors, Increasing Ef

SAN FRANCISCO, May 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Penguin Computing today announced its new Relion 1600 and 2600 servers offering the option of up to two of Intel's new Dual-Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) processor 5000 per server and featuring the latest Intel server technologies for significantly improved performance. The new Relion servers will give Linux high performance computing (HPC) customers with CPU-intensive code performance up to twice the speed as previous designs within the same power and space parameters. These 1U and 2U servers also offer enterprises a considerable improvement in operating costs, thanks to cooler, more economical performance, and greater workload capacity with dynamic, instantaneous CPU performance scaling.

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"We are committed to providing the latest technologies that deliver continuous improvement in efficiency and power, as soon as they are available and these new Relion servers enable customers to get more out of their investment than ever before," said John Gallego, vice president of servers and operations of Penguin Computing. "When our customers are increasingly under pressure to do more for less, server technology that enhances performance without taxing their AC can significantly impact the bottom line, lowering the overall cost per unit of rack space. What's more, because this line of servers is from Penguin, the new Relions come with the assurance that they have been pre-tested and pre-staged under factory conditions by Linux experts."

"We are pleased that Premier Provider, Penguin Computing, is incorporating the new Dual-Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) processors into its Relion servers to address the needs of the high-performance computing and enterprise markets," said Sophia Chew, vice president of Intel's Reseller Channel Operations. "The new Relion servers will enable customers to harness the power of the latest Dual-Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) processors and technologies to drive computing efficiency to even greater heights."

The Relion severs are ideal for a variety of uses due to their flexibility, affordability and scalability combined with a new ability to handle even heavier workloads more efficiently and support larger numbers of users without compromising performance. The new Dual-Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) processors allow Penguin's Relion servers to take advantage of Intel(R) Demand Based Switching and SpeedStep technologies. These innovative technologies provide dynamic, instantaneous CPU performance scaling based on application workload. They also enable automatic switching from full dual-core dual CPU utilization when needed, to bare minimum system power consumption when idle, for cooler, more economical performance. In addition, New Intel(R) Virtualization Technology enhances the capabilities and stability of software virtualization technologies, which enables greater server utilization as well as power and space saving through efficient server consolidation. With these Intel(R) technologies, the new Relion servers deliver enhanced performance and can handle even the most demanding enterprise applications.

Penguin's 1U Relion 1600 and 2U Relion 2600 servers feature SATA, SCSI and SAS storage options to suit a variety of storage needs, expansion slots for PCI Express serial input/output technology, to accommodate high-performance cluster fabrics and enterprise-class storage adapters, and optional PCI-X slots, for legacy expansion cards. Both Relion product families offer the latest memory technology, up to 32GB of fully buffered dual in-line memory modules (DIMMs), for lower latency and higher throughput and error correction features to ensure reliable operation and data integrity at full bus speeds. In addition, they provide 4MB of level 2 cache memory and two dual-independent front side buses for data transfer.

The new 64-bit Relion servers include integrated support for IPMI 2.0, for secure remote management, eliminating the need for external management devices and reducing costs for initial and on-going server administration. They also offer optional hot-swap capability for hard drive replacement while the system remains in operation. The Relion 1600 and 2600 servers feature also optional redundant power supply capability to ensure reliable 24/7 duty cycle. All Relion servers support Red Hat Linux and SuSE Linux operating systems.

About Penguin Computing

Penguin Computing is the leader in Cluster Virtualization, delivering virtualized cluster systems driven by Scyld ClusterWare(TM) its unique Linux software, which makes large pools of Linux servers appear and act like a single virtual system. Through a single point of command/control, thousands of systems can be managed as if they were a single, consistent, virtual system, dramatically simplifying deployment and management and significantly improving server performance and data center resource utilization. Focused on the high performance computing, enterprise consolidation and web hosting markets, the company has an extensive customer base including Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies and educational institutions. Founded in 1998, Penguin Computing is headquartered in San Francisco, California. To learn more about High Performance Computing Linux and Web Clustering, please visit Penguin Computing at http://www.penguincomputing.com/.

NOTE: Penguin Computing is a registered trademark of Penguin Computing, Inc. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. Intel and Xeon are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Intel, the Intel logo and Xeon are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Performance tests and ratings are measured using specific computer systems and/or components and reflect the approximate performance of Intel products as measured by those tests. Any difference in system hardware or software design or configuration may affect actual performance. Buyers should consult other sources of information to evaluate the performance of systems or components they are considering purchasing. For more information on performance tests and on the performance of Intel products, visit Intel Performance Benchmark Limitations (http://www.intel.com/performance/resources/limits.htm).

Technical Specifications Relion Servers Relion 1600(R) Relion 2600(R) Form factor 1U rackmount 2U rackmount Processors Up to two Intel Xeon Up to two Intel Xeon 5000/5100 series dual- 5000/5100 series dual- core 64-bit processors core 64-bit processors Bus speed Front Side Bus at Front Side Bus at 667/1066/1333MHz 667/1066/1333MHz Cache 4MB level 2 cache 4MB level 2 cache Chipset Intel 5000P/ESB2 Intel 5000P/ESB2 Memory Up to 32GB, Fully Up to 32GB, Fully Buffered DIMMs, 667MHz Buffered DIMMs, 667MHz Expansion Slots PCI-E x16 (8 lanes, std PCI-E x16 (4 lanes, std size) size) PCI-E x8 (low profile) PCI-E x8 (4 lanes, std Optional PCI-X 64bit/100MHz size) slot, replaces PCI-E x16 PCI-E x4 (std size) slot 2 x PCI-E x8 (4 lanes, low profile) PCI-X 64bit/100MHz (std size) Internal hard 1600SA: 4 hot swap drive 2600SA: 6 hot swap drive drives bays for 3.5" SATA drives, bays for 3.5" SATA optional RAID drives, optional RAID 1600SC: 4 hot swap drive 2600SC: 6 hot swap drive bays for 3.5" Ultra SCSI-320 bays for 3.5" Ultra drives, optional RAID SCSI-320 drives, 1600SS: 4 hot swap drive optional RAID bays for 3.5" SAS drives, 2600SS: 6 hot swap drive optional RAID bays for 3.5" SAS drives, 1600SX: 6 hot swap drive optional RAID bays for 2.5" SAS drives, 2600SX: 12 hot swap drive optional RAID bays for 2.5" SAS drives, optional RAID Optical drives Internal CD-ROM/DVD drive Internal CD-ROM/DVD drive Network Integrated 2 x Intel Integrated 2 x Intel Interfaces 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet, 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet, Dedicated 10/100Mbps Dedicated 10/100Mbps management NIC management NIC Ports Front panel: Front panel: 2 x USB 2.0, VGA 2 x USB 2.0, VGA Rear panel: 2 x USB 2.0, Rear panel: 2 x USB 2.0, PS2 keyboard and mouse, PS2 keyboard and mouse, 2 x LAN (RJ45), management 2 x LAN (RJ45), LAN (RJ45), serial port, VGA, management LAN (RJ45), external SAS/SCSI serial port, VGA, external SAS/SCSI Management IPMI 2.0 management processor IPMI 2.0 management with dedicated management processor with dedicated NIC, remote power control, management NIC, server health monitoring and remote power control, console-over-IP. Optional server health monitoring KVM-over-IP feature. and console-over-IP. Optional Scyld(R) Optional KVM-over-IP ControlCenter(R) remote feature. Optional management tool. Scyld(R) ControlCenter(R) remote management tool. Dimensions 1.70" H x 16.93" W 3.44" H x 16.93" W x 27.38" D x 27.38" D Power Supply Standard: 600W Standard: 600W Redundant: 2 x 650W Redundant: 2 x 700W Operating System Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Support Suse Linux Enterprise Server Suse Linux Enterprise Server Warranty Standard 3-year warranty Standard 3-year warranty included with every Penguin included with every Computing server Penguin Computing server

Penguin Computing and Relion(R) are registered trademarks of Penguin Computing, Inc. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. Intel and Xeon are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Penguin Computing, Inc.

CONTACT: Pamela Sufi of Penguin Computing, +1-415-954-2845, or
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Web site: http://www.penguincomputing.com/

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