Penguin Computing Announces New Tundra AP Offering

New supercomputing platform brings the power of Intel Xeon Scalable 9200 Series processors to an OCP form factor, delivering higher node density, greater power capacity, improved serviceability, and room-neutral cooling.


Penguin Computing Inc., a division of SMART Global Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGH), and leader in high-performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence (AI), and enterprise datacenter solutions and services, today announced that it has partnered with Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) to release the latest addition to its highly dense Tundra® supercomputing platform. The new Tundra server, Relion® XO1122eAP, leverages the processing power of the new Intel Scalable 9200 series processors in an OCP form factor that delivers a density of over 7,616 CPU cores, per rack. Customers can now benefit from the performance of Intel’s Scalable 9200 series processor in Penguin Computing’s Tundra platform that delivers industry-leading density, improved power efficiency, improved serviceability, and room-neutral cooling via an integrated direct-to-chip liquid cooling solution.

The Intel® Xeon® Scalable 9200 processor family provides a new level of capabilities across compute, storage, memory, network, and security. The Tundra AP platform enhances the utility of these processors by enabling greater rack-level density with improved data center economics.  With each S9200WK node needing up to 1kW, Tundra AP’s higher power efficiency allows for up to 15% more nodes per rack compared to a traditional EIA rack with the same footprint. The Tundra OCP rack, coupled with its innovative liquid cooling system, also provides optimized serviceability. Access to the hot aisle side of the rack is not required for service and the disaggregated power configuration allows for quick exchange of servers.


“Tundra AP is the natural evolution of the Tundra platform. It delivers the benefits of the Open Compute infrastructure to a broad variety of customers with workloads of all sizes,” said William Wu, Vice President of Hardware Products at Penguin Computing. “The dense footprint, power efficiency, ease of serviceability, and innovative cooling design of the Tundra platform provides the market with the most effective means to leverage the performance of the Intel Xeon Scalable 9200 processor.”


“Tundra AP and the new Relion XO1122eAP system is a great example of how Intel and Penguin Computing bring together leading HPC and AI technologies in an OCP form factor,” said Trish Damkroger, GM and Vice President of Intel’s HPC Business Group. “Through this partnership, customers with a broad range of compute workloads can access the leading performance of Intel Xeon Scalable 9200 series processors.”


The first delivery of these new systems is planned for September 2020.


About Penguin Computing
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