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Penguin Computing

45800 Northport Loop West
Fremont, CA 94538
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Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Samuel T. Spadafora (Chordiant Software Chairman) Enrico Pesatori (Penguin Computing Chairman) Edward Ekstrom (vSpring Capital Managing Director) Scott Potter (LMS Capital) Jeron Paul (vSpring Principal)
Advisory board: Donald Becker (NVIDIA System Software Architect)

Business description: Penguin Computing has specialized 100% on Linux since 1998. With our unmatched dedication to Linux, we concentrate all our resources on developing the best practices that deliver the world’s best Linux-based user experience to our customers. The powerful combination of our Linux software, systems, and services dramatically simplifies the deployment and management of large pools of servers. Penguin Computing is the leader in Cluster Virtualization, the most practical and cost-effective methodology for reducing the complexity and administrative burden of clustered computing. Our cluster solutions are driven by Scyld ClusterWare™, whose unique architecture makes large pools of Linux servers appear and act like a single, consistent, virtual system, with a single point of command/control. By combining the economics of Open Source with the simplicity and manageability of Cluster Virtualization, we help you drive productivity up and cost out, making Linux clustering as powerful and easy to use as expensive SMP environments, at a Linux price point. Penguin’s systems have best-of-breed components and are installed, integrated and supported by engineers who are renowned for their in-depth expertise in Linux deployment. Our proven systems design along with our build and integration expertise enable rapid deployment, so our customers can be efficiently productive with systems that are truly ‘application-ready’.
Customers include: Brocade Communications SystemsCaterpillarCisco SystemsDirecTVGenentechHitachi, Ltd.LookSmartNational Institute of HealthNeopetsNorthrop GrummanOmnitureStanford UniversityThe Planet Xerox Parc;  Brookhaven Natonal Laboratory;  CACI;  Democratic National Convention;  Duke University;  First Victoria National Bank;  Goddard Space Flight Center;  Hitac;  Lexmark;  MIT;  National Weather Service ;  Qcorps;  Sandia National Labs;  University of Alaska Fairbanks ;  University Of Delaware ;  University of Florida ;  University of Pittsburgh
Partners include: EnsimIntelOraclePanasas Red HatResonateSeagate TechnologySolarflare Zelerate;  Bull;  Cluster Resources ;  Elastic Networks;  Encrix;  Exabyte;  Knox Software;  Livermore Software Technology ;  OpenReach;  Scyld;  VM Labs

Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings: Oct 2007   Mar 2007
Capital raised: 38.8M
Last Round: 3.1M
Ownership: Private  
VCs include: Convergence PartnersWeber Capital ManagementvSpring Capital ;  London Merchant Securities;  Sunrise Venture Capital;  Dragon Venture;  San Francisco Equity Partners
Corporate investors: ING Capital

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Record updated: Apr 2013
Sector: Software
Year Founded: 1998
Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings: Oct 2007   Mar 2007
Capital Raised: 38.8M
Last Round: 3.1M
Ownership: Private