Penguin Computing, a business unit of SGH (SMART Global Holdings, Inc.), was founded as a Linux server company back in 1998. Located in Fremont, California, the company has gradually built out their product set to encompass entire soup to nuts HPC/AI system solutions plus a high performance cloud service (Penguin on Demand).
The company also has a full line of systems management software with their Scyld ClusterWare, Scyld Cloud Manager, and Scyld Cloud Workstation packages. Why the name Scyld? Legend has it that Scyld was the great-grandfather of Hrothgar, king of the Danes during Beowulf’s life. Scyld was reportedly a unifying force and strong leader of the Danes. Starting to make sense now, eh?
In addition to servers and software, the company also offers professional system design and deployment services, data center management services, and even data center design services.
Penguin Computing has six systems on the current Top500 list, but will be taking a giant leap forward with their seventh: the recently announced enormous Meta AI system, which should enter the list as a top ten system, but, upon expansion, should top out somewhere in the top five.