Penguin Computing

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Penguin Computing is a computer company headquartered in Fremont, California. Scyld Beowulf is a cluster management software package developed by Scyld Software. It is was designed to be deployed to a Beowulf cluster. Scyld Software is a subsididary of Penguin Computing.

The company was originally founded in San Francisco in 1998 by Sam Ockman. It raised $1.7 million in 2006 from Weber Capital, San Francisco Equity Partners and Convergence Ventures.[1] It raised $1.5 million in funding in 2009 from San Francisco Equity Partners, Convergence Partners, vSpring Capital and Weber Capital.[2]

The Scyld Beowulf software known as "Scyld ClusterWare 5" was compatible with either Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 or CentOS 5. In 2011 support was broadened to include SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.[3]

In 2009, the Penguin on Demand service was announced, which offered batch processing.[4] In 2012 Penguin Computing announced the UDX1 server that was based on products from Calxeda intended to run software such as Apache Hadoop.[5]

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  1. ^ "VC Deals". PE Week Wire (Thomson Financial). February 7, 2006. Retrieved June 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Penguin Computing snaps up $1.5M for Linux cluster virtualization". Venture Beat. November 9, 2009. Archived from the original on November 13, 2009. Retrieved June 3, 2013. 
  3. ^ Timothy Prickett Morgan (January 13, 2011). "Penguin goes hybrid with ClusterWare: Linux meets Windows HPC". The Register. Retrieved June 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ Cade Metz (August 11, 2009). "Penguin goes hybrid with ClusterWare: InfiniBand with wings". The Register. Retrieved June 3, 2013. 
  5. ^ Timothy Prickett Morgan (October 19, 2012). "Penguin Computing muscles into the ARM server fray: Aiming Cortex-A9 clusters at Big Data". The Register. Retrieved June 3, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Official website