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Penguin Launches New HPC Cloud Appliance

Penguin Computing announced the immediate availability of Scyld HCA, its new HPC Cloud Appliance. According to the company, this appliance turns any HPC Linux cluster into a fully managed HPC hybrid cloud environment, which adds the ease of use and automation of a public cloud to an existing HPC cluster and has the added benefit of seamless hybrid access to Penguin Computing on Demand (“POD”) to support burst out compute and storage capability.

Built on open standards including OpenStack and Ceph, it provides virtual login host lifecycle management, object and data storage, user and group administration, metering and reporting, authentication, a Web-based portal, and an interactive Web GUI for hardware and workflow management.

Scyld HCA comes with the Scyld Cloud Management software integrated with Penguin’s Intel-based Relion servers, IceBreaker storage systems and new Arctica GigE and 10Gig high-performance, low cost networks. The appliance can be attached to an existing cluster or provided as part of a complete HPC cloud refresh.

“Penguin’s Scyld software products are industry recognized for simplifying the HPC cluster computing experience,” said Tom Coull, senior vice president of Penguin Computing. “Since we use the Scyld HPC Cloud Appliance to deliver our Penguin Computing on Demand service, our customers can be assured that their solution from Penguin will continue to be a state-of-the-art experience.”

For more information, visit Penguin Computing.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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