Altix is a brand name that holds a huge amount of cachet in the world of technical and high-performance computing. SGI launched the Altix name in 2002, and the products under this brand have continually proven their worth among the most powerful computers in the world, as evidenced both by the number of appearances in the TOP500 and results of SPEC benchmarking.
As SGI evolves its product lines, the branding strategy has evolved. To that end, the newest and most powerful of our large-scale servers are no longer branded "Altix." Use this table to learn how to find your formerly-branded Altix products, as well as to learn about the best product lines to serve your specific technical computing problems.
SGI Altix UV is now:
A scalable, global shared memory platform that runs standard Linux® and utilizes the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-4600 series.
SGI Altix ICE is now:
A scalable, bladed cluster platform that runs standard Linux® and utilizes on the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 series.