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Leading Oceanographic Research Institution, Ifremer, Selects HPE/SGI to Power Advanced Marine Data Processing and Scientific Research

January 18, 2017

For more than 40 years, Europe's leading oceanographic institution, Ifremer, has worked with the Marine Data Management Center, an agency created to store data from observation projects completed on Ifremer oceanographic fleets. In response to a massive increase in data sources and observation systems providing information to the datacenter over the years, the center began looking ... Continued

Supercomputing Accelerates Path to Cancer Predictions and Treatment

January 10, 2017

Quantitative bioinformatics studies utilizing genomics, proteomics and imaging experiments require the integration of vast amounts of data in order to gain new insights from large population data sets. In an effort to solve some of life science's most complex questions, The Linding Laboratory in Denmark partnered with HPE/SGI to further its research at the Biotech ... Continued

The National Center for Atmospheric Research's Supercomputer "Cheyenne" Recognized on TOP500 as it Nears Installation

December 9, 2016

In January, the National Center for Atmosphere Research (NCAR) chose an HPE/SGI ICE XA system to facilitate the development of more advanced climate and weather models. Today, the system named "Cheyenne," is ranked #20 on the 48th edition of the industry's TOP500 list, recognized for its powerful support for large system needs in weather and ... Continued

AbbVie Stemcentrx Develops New Approach to Treating Cancer with SGI Supercomputer

November 3, 2016

The influx of unstructured data is having an increasingly strong impact on cancer and medical research organizations, and many currently lack the technology and power to derive scientific insights in order to speed up the discovery of diagnoses and treatments. Organizations are beginning to turn to high performance computing to facilitate their research with powerful ... Continued

SGI Enables Romanian Aerospace Agency to Run Highly Complex Aeronautic Models Six Times Faster

October 20, 2016

The National Institute of Aerospace Research (INCAS) "Elie Carafoli" will power its scientific and aeronautical research program with a new SGI UV high-performance computing (HPC) system, installed with the assistance of our valued partner, Spearhead Systems. This updated SGI system allows INCAS to run its high fidelity simulations with dedicated software up to six times ... Continued

JAIST Announces New World Record SPEC CPU2006 Results with SGI UV 3000

September 26, 2016

We at SGI are excited to share that JAIST, the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology has set new world records of 50,200 for SPECint®_rate_base2006 and 51,500 for SPECfp®_rate_base2006 with their SGI® UV™ 3000 system. The SPECrate® metrics measure the throughput or capacity of a machine to carry out a number of simultaneous tasks. ... Continued

SGI System Fuels Scientific and Engineering Research for the Energy Industry at Brazil's Largest Federal University

July 13, 2016

The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Embarks on Ground-Breaking Energy Research Powered by New SGI Supercomputer The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), the largest university in Brazil, selected an SGI® ICE™ X system to advance critical research for the university and private companies across Brazil. For the past 15 years, UFRJ has ... Continued

CSIRO Deploys SGI UV 3000 for Pioneering Scientific Advancements

April 5, 2016

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Australia's national science agency, selected SGI® to power its scientific research in a number of cutting-edge fields. CSIRO installed the SGI UV™ 3000 high performance computing (HPC) system, named "Ruby," to handle massive data workloads and enable researchers across Australia to partner on projects designed to help ... Continued

NCAR Selects SGI to Focus on Advanced Climate Modeling and Research

January 11, 2016

Today, SGI announced that the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) chose an SGI supercomputer to facilitate the development of more advanced climate and weather models. The new SGI® ICE™ XA system, named "Cheyenne," will perform some of the world's most data intensive calculations for weather and climate modeling to improve the resolution and precision ... Continued

NASA Says "Cool It" to Water Waste

November 9, 2015

New SGI supercomputer cooling system will save 2 million gallons of water a year As one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, the Pleiades system at NASA's Ames Research Center generates a massive amount of heat. Until recently it required millions of gallons of water to cool it, and most of that water ... Continued

Congratulations NASA — Pleiades Now Ranks as World's 5th Most Powerful Supercomputer in the HPCG Benchmark

August 20, 2015

One of our recent blogs discussed how SGI has moved up in the latest TOP500 List which was announced at ISC in Frankfurt this July. In addition, the blog detailed how SGI scored a 30% increase in delivered systems from last November's TOP500 released at SC14 (Supercomputing 2014). Another big topic at ISC was the ... Continued