Penguin Computing Announces Its Densest 1U GPU Server

Penguin Computing, a provider of high performance computing, enterprise data center and cloud solutions, has today announced its Relion 1904GT server, which packs four GPU accelerators in a 1U form factor. The Relion 1904GT server implements NVIDIA Tesla K80 dual-GPU accelerators, providing “extremely” high levels of computational performance and energy efficiency. 

penguin-computing“We redesigned this system with a completely new layout of the motherboard,” said William Wu, senior product manager, Penguin Computing. “The result not only paid dividends with a fourth GPU into a 1U server, but also an improved thermal-optimized architecture to support even higher core count Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors.” 

The Relion 1904GT server features would include:

  • Innovative motherboard layout design – allows support for higher core count Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors
  • Exceptional 2 CPU – 8 GPU ratio implementing NVIDIA Tesla K80 dual-GPU accelerators
  • Faster Local Machine – SAS/SATA and NVMe
  • Management – Management and monitoring tools for server and installed GPUs
  • Energy-efficiency – Dual 2000W redundant high efficiency power supplies
  • Environmental – Improved sensors for environmental measurement

The Tesla K80 dual-GPU is the flagship offering of NVIDIA’s Tesla Accelerated Computing Platform. “HPC users are increasingly turning to higher density computing solutions to power their deep learning, engineering and scientific computing workloads,” said Roy Kim, group manager of Accelerated Computing at NVIDIA. “Packing four Tesla K80 GPU accelerators into a compact 1U form factor, Penguin’s new Relion system provides HPC customers with new levels of energy-efficient performance for their most pressing computing challenges.”

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