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Linux hardware and clustering vendor Penguin Computing unveiled a portable hardware and software Linux-based cluster system called the Portable Penguin on Monday. The company hopes the new desk-side system will appeal to executives looking for a computer that can run high-end data simulations and can also be wheeled elsewhere in their companies thanks to its castors.
The Portable Penguin is one piece of the company's Application-Ready Cluster Portfolio, which the firm laid out Monday at the Supercomputing conference (SC05) taking place in Seattle through Friday. Penguin has previously discussed the other two components of the portfolio, its higher-end performance and high-density cluster systems. All the systems are factory preconfigured and pretested by Penguin to simplify cluster computing for users by reducing the time they have to spend on system administration, according to Steve Joachims, vice president of corporate marketing at Penguin.
All three cluster-system families are based on Penguin servers preloaded with the company's Scyld Beowulf Linux clustering software and will be generally available early in the first quarter of 2006, Joachims said in a recent phone interview. The servers are powered either by Advanced Micro Devices's (AMD's) Opteron processors or Intel's EM64T chips.