Penguin Computing Deploys Turnkey High Performance Computing Solution at the University of Pittsburgh

Penguin Computing Deploys Turnkey High Performance Computing Solution at the University of Pittsburgh

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 14, 2009

Penguin Computing, experts in high performance computing (HPC) solutions, today announced that it has deployed a new turnkey HPC solution at the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Simulation and Modeling. The university has added a powerful new Penguin Intel Nehalem-based 800-core Linux cluster to an existing 116-node cluster and integrated the two using Penguin’s Scyld cluster management software. The Penguin hardware and software solution significantly extends the compute power at the University of Pittsburgh while also providing more efficient and productive cluster management across the entire environment.

“Many of the world’s leading educational institutions are now conducting vital research using Penguin’s HPC solutions, and we are thrilled to add the University of Pittsburgh to our growing family of customers in higher education,” stated Charles Wuischpard, president and CEO at Penguin Computing. “The Center has also acquired a Penguin nVidia GPU system, and we look forward to continuing to provide Penguin’s complete package of hardware, software and expertise to the team at the Center for Simulation and Modeling.”

The university’s Center for Simulation and Modeling ( is co-directed by Dr. Kenneth D. Jordan, Distinguished Professor of Computational Chemistry, and Dr. Karl Johnson, Professor and Interim Chair of Chemical Engineering. The Center is dedicated to supporting and facilitating computational-based research across the university, and serves as a catalyst for multidisciplinary collaborations among professors, sponsors modeling-focused seminars, teaches graduate-level modeling courses and provides individual consultation in modeling to all researchers at the university.

The Center for Simulation and Modeling provides a wide range of applications that include computer-aided design and characterization of new materials, computational approaches applied to energy and sustainability issues, and ion transport through biological ion channels. .

About the University of Pittsburgh

Since its founding in 1787, the University of Pittsburgh has become an internationally renowned center for learning and research in the arts, sciences, humanities, professions, and health sciences, as well as a partner in regional development. With 34,000 students and more than 12,000 faculty, research associates, and staff on five campuses, the University contributes more than $ 1 billion to the local economy and provides a wide range of programs and services for residents of Western Pennsylvania. Pitt is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, an organization of 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in the United States and Canada.

About Penguin Computing

Penguin Computing, headquartered in San Francisco, California, specializes in complete, integrated HPC clustering solutions. Penguin has been a successful innovator for over a decade, providing Linux HPC solutions to a variety of industries. Penguin’s staff, including the originator of the Beowulf Cluster architecture, has unsurpassed experience in delivering a powerful combination of fully integrated HPC clusters, comprehensive cluster management software, and services. For more information about Penguin Computing and Penguin products, or to download Scyld ClusterWare 5 for the free 45-day evaluation, please go to

Penguin Computing is a registered trademark of Penguin Computing, Inc. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.


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