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Penguin Computing Announces Immediate Availability of AMD Opteron™ 6300 Series Processors

Penguin Computing, an elite partner of the AMD Fusion Partner Program and AMD’s 2011 OEM of the Year today announced the immediate availability of AMD Opteron™ 6300 Series processors (NYSE: AMD) on its Altus line of rackmount servers.

The new generation of AMD Opteron processors is based on an improved micro-architecture code named “Piledriver” that enables lower TCO and better price/performance than the previous generation of AMD Opteron processors. Based on Java benchmarks performed by AMD the new processors deliver performance gains of up to 24% within the same power envelope. The new processors maintain socket compatibility with the previous processor generation. Effective immediately Penguin Computing’s complete line up of Altus servers will be configurable with the AMD Opteron 6300 Series processors.

“IT departments are under ongoing pressure to lower capital and operational expenses and deliver higher levels of performance," says Charles Wuischpard, CEO Penguin Computing. "This new generation of AMD Opteron processors delivers on both fronts, providing the same great core density of the previous generation at higher performance levels in the same power envelope.”

“The new line of AMD Opteron 6300 Series processors offers superior performance and scalability,” said John Williams, vice president, Server Marketing and Business Development, AMD. “With a high core density and balanced processor architecture, the AMD Opteron 6300 Series processors offer a compelling valuable proposition for our joint customers.”

About Penguin Computing

For well over a decade Penguin Computing has been dedicated to delivering complete, integrated High Performance Computing (HPC) solutions that are innovative, cost effective, and easy to use. Penguin offers a complete end-to-end portfolio of products and solutions ranging from Linux servers and workstations to integrated, turn-key HPC clusters and cluster management software. For those who want to use supercomputing capabilities on-demand and pay as they go, Penguin offers Penguin on Demand (POD), a public HPC cloud that is available instantly and as needed. With its broad portfolio of solutions Penguin is the one-stop shop for HPC and enterprise customers and counts some of the world’s most demanding HPC users as its customers, including Caterpillar, Life Technologies, Dolby, Lockheed Martin, the US Air Force, and the US Navy.

Penguin Computing is a registered trademark of Penguin Computing, Inc. Penguin on Demand is a pending trademark in the US. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. Other product or company names mentioned may be trademarks or trade names of their respective companies.

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