SGI® Introduces X86 Servers With On-Board Quad Data Rate Infiniband
New Rackable™ Servers Feature Ultra Connectivity, Memory and Processor Capabilities
FREMONT, CA (June 24, 2009) — SGI® (NASDAQ: SGI), today announced the first Rackable™ x86 scale-out servers to support both on-board Quad Data Rate (QDR) 40Gb InfiniBand and 10Gb Ethernet connections. Available immediately, the new servers also leverage advanced memory capabilities and Intel® Xeon® 5500 series processors to deliver advanced processing performance for applications that demand higher performance.
With dual Quad Small Form-factor Pluggable (QSFP) ports running at 40Gb QDR InfiniBand and/or 10Gb Ethernet speeds, the Mellanox ConnectX-based, Landed-on-Motherboard functionality is now available across SGI’s Rackable server lines, including its Foundation and CloudRack® series.
"Diverse industries, including oil and gas, financial services, engineering, and research and education, are eagerly deploying HPC solutions to increase operational performance," said Giovanni Coglitore, senior vice president and chief products officer at SGI. "Our upgraded Rackable servers are optimized to manage a complex workflow and allow applications to attain high performance without the I/O bottlenecks associated with higher latency and lower bandwidth solutions."
Core features of the expanded Rackable x86 server lines include:
"Rackable servers with Mellanox ConnectX Landed-on-Motherboard provide a superior connectivity solution for high-performance computing," said John Monson, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. "The combination of SGI's new Rackable servers and Mellanox’s virtual protocol interconnect, supporting both 40Gb/s InfiniBand and 10Gb Ethernet, enables users to achieve better return on their compute resources by delivering higher efficiency and system utilization."
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