techman wrote in with this 64-bit computing news:
Penguin Computing today launched significant new 64-bit software and hardware platforms at LinuxWorld Expo (Booth #865). These new 64-bit platforms dramatically enhance the processing power available to enterprise customers requiring highly robust and scalable cluster and server platforms based on Linux.
- Scyld, a subsidiary of Penguin Computing, announced the first 64-bit implementation of the Scyld Beowulf cluster operating system. 64-bit versions of Scyld Beowulf will be available for the AMD Opteron and Intel Itanium 2 platforms.
- Penguin Computing announced that it will begin shipping Intel Itanium 2-based systems for the cluster and high-performance server market in Q2 2004.
- Penguin Computing announced that it is now shipping 5 AMD Opteron-based servers for the cluster and high-performance server market, and one Opteron-based workstation.
Scyld Beowulf combined with either Itanium or Opteron systems from Penguin Computing will provide cluster customers with the advanced processing power and memory addressing advantages of 64-bit hardware platforms.
All of the announced products are being demonstrated at LinuxWorld Expo. For detailed product information please see the individual product press releases also issued today.
"These new 64-bit product announcements from Scyld and Penguin Computing demonstrate our commitment to bring innovative high-performance computing solutions to our enterprise customers," said Enrico Pesatori, president and CEO of Penguin Computing. "These new platforms continue Penguin Computing’s strong leadership position in scalable Linux-based enterprise computing platforms."