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Penguin Computing steps up with 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors

Today Penguin Computing announced that the company’s Relion family of Linux-based servers is now available with the latest generation of Intel Xeon Scalable processors including both the processor formerly codenamed Cascade Lake-SP as well as the Walker Pass-based Cascade Lake-AP technology. This enhancement will enable Penguin Computing to improve performance for data center, HPC, and AI customers while also delivering the flexibility, density, and scalability of the Relion server design.

Exploring the ROI Potential of GPU Supercomputing

The growing prevalence of artificial intelligence and machine learning is putting heightened focus on the quantities of data that organizations have recently accumulated — as well as the value potential in this data. Companies looking to gain a competitive edge in their market are turning to tools like graphic processing units – or GPUs – to ramp up computing power. That’s according to a new white paper from Penguin Computing.

How Financial Services Can Fuel Innovation with GPU Computing

The financial services and insurance sector is one of the most data-intensive industries in modern business. Unfortunately, that abundance of information has hindered the extraction of business value from data. However, improvements in technology can take data-related challenges that had, until recently, been considered impossible to overcome. Download the new white paper from Penguin Computing that highlights how financial services and insurance firms can benefit from GPU computing and spur innovation and future technological developments. 

How Oil and Gas Firms Can Create Competitive Advantage with GPU-Accelerated Computing

Previously, oil and gas firms relied on costly, central processing unit (CPU) intensive infrastructure to manage data usage and analysis speed. GPUs for oil and gas firms have given rise to a new set of opportunities. Download the new report from Penguin Computing outlines how the adoption of GPU-accelerated computing can offer oil and gas firms significant return on investment (ROI) today and pave the way to gain additional advantage from future technical developments.

The ROI of GPU-Accelerated Computing

Previously, many organizations trying to analyze big data relied on costly, central processing unit (CPU) intensive infrastructure. With graphics processing unit (GPU)-accelerated computing, though, the information technology (IT) industry has a new, more effective, more efficient alternative. Download the new white paper from Penguin Computing that explores how adoption of GPU-accelerated computing can offer a significant return on investment (ROI) today and pave the way to gain additional advantage from future technical developments.

Choice Comes to HPC: A Year in Processor Development

In this special guest feature, Robert Roe from Scientific Computing World writes that a whole new set of processor choices could shake up high performance computing. “While Intel is undoubtedly the king of the hill when it comes to HPC processors – with more than 90 per cent of the Top500 using Intel-based technologies – the advances made by other companies, such as AMD, the re-introduction of IBM and the maturing Arm ecosystem are all factors that mean that Intel faces stiffer competition than it has for a decade.”

Penguin Computing Launches Ai Practice

Today Penguin Computing announced the formation of the Penguin Computing Artificial Intelligence Practice, a full service consultancy dedicated to working with organizations to achieve their AI goals. “The new AI Practice will be led by Penguin Computing Chief Technology Officer Philip Pokorny and will operate as a full-service consultancy, delivering system design expertise, building custom technology solutions, and providing professional services (including management and hosting of AI clusters) and advanced level support.”

Video: Panel Discussion on Innovation in HPC

In this video from the HPC User Forum in Detroit, Earl Joseph from Hyperion Research moderates a panel discussion on Innovation in HPC. “Hyperion Research sponsors the annual HPC and ROI Innovation Awards to recognize noteworthy achievements made by users using High Performance Computing technologies. While there are multiple benchmarks to measure the performance of technical computers, there currently isn’t an adequate methodology to evaluate the economic and scientific value HPC systems contribute. The HPC Innovation Excellence Award Program is designed to help close that gap.”

Penguin Computing to Deploy Supercomputer at ICHEC in Ireland

Today Penguin Computing (a subsidiary of SMART Global Holdings) announced that it will deliver the new national supercomputer to the Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) at the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway. “With 11 supercomputers in the Top500 list and a bare-metal HPC Cloud service since 2009, we knew we could rely on Penguin Computing’s HPC expertise to address our needs in an innovative way.”

SMART Global Holdings Acquires Penguin Computing for $85 Million

Today SMART Global Holdings, Inc. announced that it has acquired HPC vendor Penguin Computing. “Penguin will continue as a standalone operation being the first part of a new business unit, SMART Specialty Compute & Storage Solutions (SCSS), which will benefit from shared infrastructure and the ability to leverage the products and capabilities of SMART’s Specialty Memory business unit into the emerging AI and ML markets.”