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Customer knowledge and implementation experience allow SGI to integrate the best of scale-out and scale-up computing with proven storage management capabilities to create scientific workflow solutions that enable scientists to maximize their productivity and generate breakthrough results.

SGI provides open-systems solutions that include a complete range of technical computing and storage capabilities. The Rackable® and SGI® ICE™ cluster systems, and SGI® UV™ shared-memory systems, give customers a choice of cost-effective scale-out or scale-up solutions that, when integrated with SGI® InfiniteStorage™ RAID, JBOD and storage servers provide unlimited flexibility that is unique in the scientific computing industry, allowing the focus to be on science instead of the minutiae of computer system and data management.


Computational Chemistry

In drug discovery, effective use of computational chemistry shortens the development cycle for new drugs and provides pharmaceutical companies a competitive advantage with faster time-to-discovery and reduced costs. In materials research, initially a trial-by-error process, advances in laboratory chemistry techniques have helped the field evolve into a rigorous experimental science.

Today, significant advancements in software development, the ability to perform complex data analysis, and the ability to predict the properties of new chemical compounds and materials in silicon before any laboratory effort is expended have brought enormous efficiency to the materials research and drug discovery communities. SGI solutions for computational chemistry provide researchers the tools to expand their analysis options and improve the performance of the analyses by enabling:

  • Exploration of all modeling possibilities on a single server
  • Larger, more complex modeling and analysis performed in record time
  • Modeling at higher theory levels than possible on any other system
  • Access to broader research opportunities and more thorough path to insight
  • A robust portfolio of key applications ported and tuned for computational chemistry

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Mathematical Modeling and Statistics

SGI enables scientists and engineers to accelerate scientific research with innovative, interactive capabilities that allow them to focus on algorithm development while benefiting from the power of high performance computing.

Tools like MATLAB and Mathematica have long been used on desktop computers to interactively develop and debug algorithms. However, the size and complexity of the problem that could be analyzed were limited by the memory capacity and compute power of the desktop system, so users would often spend months recoding algorithms into C, C++, Fortran and MPI to take advantage of high performance computers. SGI solutions for Mathematical Modeling and Statistics enable:

  • Dramatically reduced application prototyping and development time
  • Significantly improved quality of applications with more opportunities to refine algorithms
  • Increased model sizes and algorithm complexity
  • Reduced need for specialized high performance computing programmers
  • Reduced time to market

Multi-Disciplinary Research

High performance computing has become increasingly important to both theoretical and experimental investigations across the sciences. Theoreticians require advanced computation and huge volumes of storage to increase understanding of the behavior of systems ranging from the sub-atomic to stars, galaxies and beyond, while experimentalists increasingly rely on advanced storage systems to accommodate and make sense of the mountains of data ingested from an ever growing array of specialized instrumentation.

SGI large shared compute resource solutions for multi-disciplinary research allow scientists to maximize application performance and research flexibility. They allow single users, research teams, departments, institutions and cross-institution entities to:

  • Develop breakthrough solutions with advanced computing technology tailored to workload and budget
  • Dynamically adjust the mix of applications to changes in research priorities
  • Address huge amounts of data and move it quickly into and out of the system
  • Focus on science, not system and data management
  • Maximize ROI
  • Easily manage large, shared compute resources

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Physical Sciences

SGI high performance computing and data management solutions allow astrophysicists, high energy physicists, plasma physicists, geophysicists and other physical scientists to more rapidly simulate complex phenomena and analyze large amounts of experimental data.

Theoreticians require advanced computation and huge volumes of storage to increase understanding of the behavior of systems ranging from the sub-atomic to stars, galaxies and beyond, while experimentalists increasingly rely on advanced storage systems to accommodate and make sense of the mountains of data ingested from an ever growing array of specialized instrumentation. SGI solutions for the physical sciences allow researchers to:

  • Develop breakthrough solutions with advanced computing technology by choosing high-performance computing solutions tailored to workload and budget.
  • Address huge amounts of data and move it quickly into and out of the system.
  • Focus on science, not system and data management.
  • Maximize ROI.