Penguin Computing Announces Its Next-Generation Tundra Open Compute Servers Featuring Cavium’s ThunderX2™ Processors

Penguin Computing, a provider of high-performance computing, enterprise datacenter and cloud solutions, announced availability of its Tundra™ Extreme Scale (ES) server platforms based on Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), second generation ARMv8-based ThunderX2 processors. Tundra ES Valkre servers powered by ThunderX2 processors are now available for public order, and a standard 19” rack mount model will ship in 3rd Calendar Quarter 2017.

Penguin Computing provides customized build-to-order server solutions for customers with specialized hardware requirements in enterprise, financial, federal government, bioinformatics and Internet segments. Penguin Computing has successfully delivered thousands of datacenter deployments, from departmental HPC clusters to TOP500 class supercomputers and scale-out server farms powering some of the largest web properties. Extending its ARMv8-based server offering, the new ThunderX2-based platforms enables Penguin Computing to provide high performance ARMv8 compute platform with reduced TCO, using SOCs optimized for exascale computing, in platforms customized for financial, bioinformatics, Internet and federal government market segments.

Penguin Computing’s second generation ARM based Tundra server platforms featuring Cavium ThunderX2 will focus on highly-scalable Hyperscale and HPC-type workloads including big data, large-scale graph analytics, molecular dynamics, and Ceph / Cloud storage. Performance will be driven by ThunderX2 ARMv8 SOCs optimized for these workloads, with high-performance custom cores, dual socket coherent connectivity and high memory bandwidth & capacity. Adding to these high-performance features are integrated scale-out IO supporting multiple x16 PCIe Gen3 ports enabling best-in-class…

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