Penguin Computing Expands Altus™ Product Family with AMD EPYC™ 7002 Series Processor-Based Systems, Reaching New Levels of Data Center Performance

Fre­mont, CA., – August 7, 2019 – Pen­gu­in Com­pu­ting, a lea­der in high-per­for­mance com­pu­ting (HPC), arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence (AI), and enter­pri­se data cen­ter solu­ti­ons and ser­vices, today announ­ced the avai­la­bi­li­ty of AMD EPYC™ 7002 Seri­es Pro­ces­sors for Pen­gu­in Computing’s Altus ser­ver plat­form. AMD EPYC™ 7002 Seri­es Pro­ces­sors are expec­ted to deli­ver up to 2X the per­for­mance-per-socketi and up to 4X peak FLOPS per-socketii over AMD EPYC 7001 Seri­es Pro­ces­sors. The­se advan­ta­ges enab­le cus­to­mers to trans­form their infra­st­ruc­tu­re with the right resour­ces to dri­ve per­for­mance and redu­ce bot­t­len­ecks.

At launch, the AMD EPYC 7002 Seri­es Pro­ces­sors will be sup­por­ted as a drop-in upgrade, pro­vi­ding access to DDR4-3200MHz memo­ry speeds on exis­ting Altus plat­form sys­tems. Addi­tio­nal­ly, Pen­gu­in Com­pu­ting is com­ple­men­ting the exis­ting Altus pro­duct fami­ly with new sys­tems spe­ci­fi­cal­ly desi­gned to maxi­mi­ze the bene­fits of the 7002 Seri­es Pro­ces­sor such as PCIe Gen 4 and is to be offe­red in both 21-inch Open Com­pu­te Pro­ject (OCP) sys­tems and stan­dard EIA 19” sys­tems. Pen­gu­in Com­pu­ting cus­to­mers have the fle­xi­bi­li­ty to deploy the EPYC 7002 Seri­es in whiche­ver plat­form, form-fac­tor, or con­fi­gu­ra­ti­on is best sui­ted to their workloads.

We are thril­led to bring the AMD EPYC 7002 Seri­es into the Pen­gu­in Com­pu­ting Altus pro­duct fami­ly,” said Wil­liam Wu, Vice Pre­si­dent of Hard­ware Pro­ducts at Pen­gu­in Com­pu­ting. “We’ve been wai­t­ing for this pro­ces­sor, which enab­les us to deli­ver bre­akthrough per­for­mance in solu­ti­ons desi­gned for AI and HPC workloads. In par­ti­cu­lar, we expect the EPYC 7002 to uti­li­ze PCIe Gen 4 to bols­ter workloads that had been bot­t­len­ecked by the band­width of PCIe Gen 3.”

Based on the “Zen 2” CPU Archi­tec­tu­re, AMD EPYC 7002 Seri­es Pro­ces­sors pro­vi­de up to 64 7nm cores, with up to 4GB of 3200MHz DDR4 memo­ry and 128 PCIe Gen 4 lanes. The­se pro­ces­sors set a new stan­dard for the modern dat­a­cen­ter with bre­akthrough per­for­mance, advan­ced fea­tures, and embed­ded secu­ri­ty pro­tec­tion to help defend against attacks to the CPU, app­li­ca­ti­ons and data.

The launch of the AMD EPYC 7002 Seri­es Pro­ces­sors will enab­le enter­pri­ses to trans­form their dat­a­cen­ter ope­ra­ti­ons at the pace of their busi­ness,” said Scott Aylor, cor­po­ra­te vice pre­si­dent and gene­ral mana­ger, Dat­a­cen­ter Solu­ti­ons Group, AMD. “We’re exci­ted to faci­li­ta­te Pen­gu­in Com­pu­ting to deli­ver on their solu­ti­on. Tog­e­ther, the­se inno­va­tions deli­ver the bre­akthrough per­for­mance that AI and HPC workloads demand.”

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i Tes­ting per­for­med by AMD Engi­nee­ring as of Octo­ber 2018 using AMD refe­rence sys­tem with a pre­pro­duc­tion “Rome” engi­nee­ring sam­ple, whe­re “Rome” scored appro­xi­mate­ly 2x hig­her com­pa­red to “Nap­les” Sys­tem. Actu­al results with pro­duc­tion sili­con may vary. ROM-03

ii Esti­ma­ted genera­tio­nal incre­a­se based upon AMD inter­nal design spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­ons for “Zen 2” com­pa­red to “Zen”. “Zen 2” has 2X the core den­si­ty of “Zen”, and when mul­ti­plied by 2X peak FLOPs per core, at the same fre­quen­cy, results in 4X the FLOPs in through­put. Actu­al results with pro­duc­tion sili­con may vary. ROM-04


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For 20 years, the Pen­gu­in Com­pu­ting team of arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence (AI), engi­nee­ring, and com­pu­ter sci­ence experts has reim­agi­ned how star­tups, For­tu­ne 500, government, and aca­de­mic orga­niz­a­ti­ons sol­ve com­plex tech­no­lo­gy chal­len­ges and achie­ve their orga­niz­a­tio­nal goals. Pen­gu­in Com­pu­ting is focu­sed on open plat­forms, inclu­ding Open Com­pu­te Pro­ject (OCP) sys­tems. We spe­cia­li­ze in inno­va­ti­ve on-pre­mi­se high-per­for­mance com­pu­ting (HPC), bare metal HPC in the cloud, AI, and sto­rage tech­no­lo­gies cou­pled with lea­ding-edge design, imple­men­ta­ti­on, hos­ting, and mana­ged ser­vices inclu­ding sys-admin and sto­rage-as-a-ser­vice, and high­ly rated cus­to­mer sup­port. More infor­ma­ti­on at