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Altus Servers certified on CDH4

22 November 2012

Penguin Computing

Penguin Computing’s Altus 1850i and Altus 2850GTi servers are now certified on CDH4 (Cloudera's Distribution Including Apache Hadoop Version 4), the company has announced. The Altus 1850i is a versatile, power efficient two-way system and can accommodate up to 32 cores, 512GB of memory and four 3.5-inch drives in a 1U form factor for an overall storage capacity of 16TB. The Altus 2850GTi is based on the same motherboard as the 1850i and hosts eight 3.5-inch drives for an aggregate capacity of 32TB. Both servers are based on AMD's latest line of Opteron 6200 processors that offer high levels of compute density.

With their high core counts and large memory configurations, these systems are well-suited server platforms for running Hadoop, and their certification is a first step towards certifying other Penguin systems that will provide higher drive densities. CDH is the world's most widely deployed distribution of Apache Hadoop in commercial and non-commercial environments. CDH4 is a completely open source distribution that combines Apache Hadoop with other open source applications within the Hadoop stack to deliver advanced, enterprise-grade features.

The Cloudera Certified Technology programme, which Penguin Computing has joined, makes it easier for Apache Hadoop technology buyers to purchase the right cluster components and software applications to extract the most value from their data. Clusters that leverage CDH4 alongside Cloudera Certified Technologies, such as Penguin's Altus servers, operate with reduced risk and lower total cost of ownership. Cloudera Certified Technologies have been tested and validated to use supported APIs and to comply with Cloudera development guidelines for integration with Apache Hadoop.

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