Continuing to Power the Linux Evolution, Penguin Computing Introduces Quad Xeon System with Intel 550 Processors

SAN FRANCISCO, July 1 – Penguin Computing announced today that it has become the first company to offer Quad Xeon systems utilizing Intel 550 Mhz Processors. The Quad Xeons, like all Penguin Computers, run only Linux and are now the fastest Quad Xeon systems available.

The announcement by the booming San Francisco Hardware and Linux Solutions company represents yet another milestone for the Linux community. "This is just the next step in our rapid evolution" said Sam Ockman, President and Founder of Penguin Computing and a leader in the Open Source and Linux communities. "Linux users now will be able to combine the stability of their operating system with the speed of four 550s. " Penguin Computing was the first company to exclusively sell Linux machines and was also the first company to sell 8 Way Xeon Servers, 2U Rackmounts with RAID and the 1U Intel based server for Linux.

Penguin Computing was able to build the innovative Quad Xeon system thanks to a new stepping of the 550 Processor by Intel. The computer was designed in response to a specific customer request, by a team of engineers at Penguin dedicated to developing the fastest and most reliable linux systems available. According to Ockman, "We are committed to providing our customers with the newest technology available. We worked hard to develop this product and we are proud to be able to introduce it to the market."

Nicholas Chim, Vice President of Business Development at Penguin, added "The system will be a dynamic resource for companies looking to use it as a file server or an intensive web server." The price of the Quad Xeon machines start at less than $14,000.

Penguin Computing is one of the largest and fastest growing companies selling Linux hardware in the world. Among its customers are (Nasdaq: AMZN), Excite (NASDAQ: CSCO) and NASA. Penguin offers components from top manufacturers like Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) as well as Sony (NYSE:SNE), Quantum (NASDAQ:QNTM) and IBM (NYSE:IBM) that have been configured for use with Linux. The company also sells and supports accompanying software from companies like Red Hat, BRU, Applixware, and Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL), and offers superior technical support from on-staff technicians.

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