Penguin Computing First to Ship Red Hat Linux 7.1 Certified Systems
Company Offers Servers Tailored to Customer Needs
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June, 21, 2001--Penguin Computing Inc., the first company to Simplify the Solution(TM) (STS) process by taking out the complexity involved in developing and deploying Linux server-based customized solutions, today announced the availability of Red Hat Linux 7.1 on its Relion 120 and Relion 220 servers. Both the Relion 120 and 220 are Red Hat Linux 7.1 certified and contain the latest security updates, bug fixes, and an optimized kernel appropriate for each individual system.
"Penguin Computing's dynamic processes have enabled us to be among the first to market with a robust load of Red Hat Linux 7.1," said Sam Ockman, Penguin Computing's chairman and chief technical officer. "This is just one sign of our growing effort to deliver simplified, timely solutions to our customers."
As the first Red Hat Linux-only hardware company, Penguin Computing possesses the experienced engineering organization necessary to conduct comprehensive stress testing, configuration, and customization of its Linux servers. As the longest running Red Hat partner focused exclusively on Red Hat Linux, Penguin Computing's development organization is unrivaled in tailoring Red Hat Linux to specific customer needs.
"Red Hat has worked closely with Penguin Computing to ensure the highest level of Red Hat Linux compatibility and extensibility on Penguin Computing systems," said Michael Tiemann, Red Hat's chief technical officer. "Penguin Computing servers and workstations are truly optimal platforms for Red Hat Linux 7.1."
The Benefits of Red Hat Linux 7.1 on the Penguin Computing Platform
Red Hat Linux 7.1 brings improved SMP support to the Relion 120 and 220 servers, as well as performance gains through a rewritten VFS and streamlined networking code. Increased device support ensures a wider variety of peripheral options for administrators, and the bundled TUX application provides an excellent solution for high-demand webserving environments.
Pricing and Availability for Red Hat Linux 7.1
Penguin Computing systems with Red Hat Linux 7.1 are fully supported and available for order now at Penguin Computing's web site or by phone. In the coming months, all Penguin Computing systems will be certified for Red Hat Linux 7.1, including the award-winning Niveus workstation line.
About Penguin Computing
Penguin Computing Inc. (http://www.penguincomputing.com) is the first company to Simplify the Solution(TM) (STS) process by taking out the complexity involved in developing and deploying Linux server-based customized solutions. Founded in 1998 by Open Source advocate Sam Ockman, Penguin Computing is based in San Francisco, California and is privately held.
IDC predicts that the market for Linux servers will reach 1.9 million units by 2004 with an estimated worth of $5.7 billion. Penguin Computing pursues this emerging market by providing top to bottom solutions for companies focused on the Internet infrastructure.
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