Penguin Computing Announces Remote Access Program Trial of Intel® Xeon Phi™ Processors on Penguin Computing On-Demand HPC Cloud

Penguin Computing, provider of high performance computing, enterprise data center and cloud solutions, today announces limited no-cost access to Intel’s latest Intel® Xeon Phi™ processor 7210-based platform cluster, which also includes Intel® Omni-Path Fabric, Intel® Parallel Studio XE tools and Intel® Solid State Drives on Penguin® Computing On-Demand (POD™) HPC cloud.

“This is a great opportunity for customers to test POD featuring the latest generation of Intel Xeon Phi processors,” said Victor Gregorio, Senior Vice President of Cloud Services, Penguin Computing. “It’s a convenient, no obligation means of experiencing POD’s strengths in HPC expertise in our bare metal computing cloud, with pre-installed optimized applications, Intel Omni-Path Fabric, and now – bootable Intel Xeon Phi processor-based platforms.”

Penguin Computing On-Demand HPC cloud service realized significant growth in the past year, with a 50 percent increase in POD capacity to meet customer demand in 2016. POD capacity grew an additional 50 percent just in the first quarter of 2017.

”Intel Xeon Phi processors are widely adopted to deliver the performance needed for demanding HPC and AI applications,” said Barry Davis, General Manager, Accelerated Workload Group, Intel. “Penguin’s on-demand cloud gives users the ability to test their code and see for themselves the benefits of using the latest Intel-based solutions.”

The POD Remote Access Program gives researchers, software developers and engineers an opportunity to:

  • Test code on next-generation platforms
  • Learn best practices for modern performance-critical programming
  • Benchmark standard or custom libraries on the specialized processors from Intel
  • Answer “what if” questions…

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