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SGI Rapidly Achieves 12- and 16-socket Single-Node Controlled Availability Milestone with the SGI® UV™ Appliance for SAP HANA®

SGI UV appliances for SAP HANA® provide more in-memory computational power to help solve extreme-scale business challenges

MILPITAS, CA — April 29, 2015 — SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), a global leader in high-performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management, announced its SGI® UV™ for SAP HANA® has now expanded to 12- and 16-sockets - certified by SAP to run the SAP HANA® platform in controlled availability environments. With this extension of the SGI UV appliance, the SGI solution can provide up to 12 terabytes (TB) of in-memory computing capacity in a single node. SAP-certified at 4- and 8-sockets just last fall, the highly scalable and configurable architecture of the SGI appliance helps enable enterprises running SAP HANA to achieve real-time business at ever-greater scale and lower total cost of ownership.

SGI UV for SAP HANA is a purpose-built, in-memory computing platform for large or growing environments running on SAP HANA. Utilizing a differentiated, single-node architecture, the SGI appliance delivers outstanding performance to gain the business breakthroughs of SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (SAP S/4HANA) at extreme scale. The simplicity of the single-node system also helps enterprises eliminate additional overhead associated with clustered systems management, helps to ensure high availability, and allows enterprises to expand seamlessly with near-linear performance.

"Enterprises reimagining business with SAP S/4HANA can benefit from solutions delivering massive scale, greater simplicity and high availability," said Jorge Titinger, president and CEO, SGI. "Our rapid achievement of the 12- and 16-socket single-node controlled availability milestone reflects our commitment to serve the needs of today's largest enterprises to achieve real-time insight with SAP HANA."

SGI UV for SAP HANA features SGI UV 300H, the specialized offering in the SGI® UV™ server line that couples seventh-generation SGI in-memory computing technology, Intel® Xeon® processor E7-8890 v2 with 15-core processors, and ultrafast SGI NUMAlink® 7 interconnects. The appliance is SAP-certified with general availability from 4- to 8-sockets with up 6TB of shared memory, and with controlled availability for 12- and 16-sockets with up to 12TB of shared memory.

"Intel and SGI are pushing the limits of high-performance computing in the enterprise with the SGI UV for SAP HANA," said Raj Hazra, vice president, Data Center Group and general manager, Enterprise and HPC Platform Group, Intel. "The leading performance and large in-memory capacity of the Intel Xeon processors E7 v2 family will allow customers to unlock the full benefits of SGI's highly scalable single-node architecture to maximize performance gains and accelerate time to insight."

The SGI UV 300H architecture is ultimately designed to scale to 32-sockets and up to 24TB as a single-node system. NetApp® E2700 RAID arrays provide backup of data and log files in support of the SGI UV300H architecture, in the event of power loss. The appliance is pre-configured with SAP HANA running SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server. Systems will be deployed by SGI professional services, with SAP offering licensing for SAP HANA and first-line support for the solution.

"For over a decade, NetApp has worked with SGI to deliver solutions to some of the highest performance systems in the world," said Maria Olson, vice president, Global & Strategic Alliances, NetApp. "SGI's experience in high performance computing provides customers with a unique solution to protect against power loss and ensures data storage support. Our ongoing partnership with SGI enables us to provide our joint customers with the right solutions for their business need."

"SUSE and SGI have collaborated for more than a decade to deliver a consistent hyperscaling experience based on Linux that supports the world's largest supercomputers," said Michael Miller, vice president of global alliances and marketing, SUSE. "With SAP, SUSE and ongoing innovation from SGI, customers have a near real-time solution that supports high performance computing and data analytics with SAP HANA."

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