SGI® Altix® UV Delivers Up To 35% Performance Gain Based On Intel® Xeon® Processor E7 Family
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FREMONT, Calif. — April 5, 2011 — SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), a trusted leader in technical computing, today announced a performance gain of up to 35% in the speed of the SGI Altix UV server line based on the Intel® Xeon® processor E7 product family, resulting in four new world record benchmarks (1). Full support for the Intel® Xeon® processor E7 product family (formerly codenamed "Westmere-EX") on SGI® Altix® UV servers is also now available.
Altix UV, the world's fastest and most scalable shared memory compute platform, has been selected by many companies for its superior performance, standards-based operation and ease of use. With the new Intel® Xeon® processor E7 product family, Altix UV delivers enhanced capability for managing complex workloads such as large database management, fraud detection, signal processing, real-time analytics, and complex scientific and engineering simulations.
"The Altix UV system has become the standard for providing developers and users with the ability to make faster and more informed mission-critical business decisions based on more complete data," said SGI CTO Dr. Eng Lim Goh. "By incorporating more robust Intel® Xeon® E7 processors, Altix UV provides a platform that is unmatched in terms of performance with an open standards approach."
Important new features in the Intel® Xeon® E7 processor product family can be fully leveraged in Altix UV to an extent that no other compute platform can achieve:
Altix UV Scalability and Performance Leadership
"End customers are demanding significant improvements in performance and responsiveness across a diverse set of data-intensive workloads," said Boyd Davis, vice president and general manager of Intel Data Center Group Marketing. "From HPC, to business intelligence, to data warehousing and beyond, SGI and Intel are providing these with Altix UV based on Intel's innovative new Xeon® processor E7 family."
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(1) World record benchmarks established are noted in the table below:
SPEC® and the benchmark names SPECint® and SPECfp® are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. Competitive benchmark results stated above reflect results published on www.spec.org as of April 2011. For the latest SPECint® and SPECfp® benchmark results, visit www.spec.org.
STREAM benchmark results are located at http://www.cs.virginia.edu/stream/standard/Bandwidth.html, which also includes Nehalem-EX results.