SGI Insider
September 21, 2009
Octane III arrow right Introducing SGI® Octane® III—Making Supercomputing Personal™
SGI Octane III takes high performance computing out of the data center and puts it at the deskside. It combines the immense power and performance capabilities of a high-performance cluster with the portability and usability of a workstation to enable a new era of personal innovation in strategic science, research, development and visualization.

In contrast with standard dual-processor workstations with only eight cores and moderate memory capacity, Octane III’s superior design permits up to 80 high-performance cores and nearly 1TB of memory. Octane III significantly accelerates time-to-results for over 50 HPC applications and supports the latest Intel® processors to capitalize on greater levels of performance, flexibility and scalability.  Pre-configured with system software, cluster set up is a breeze. [Full story]

arrow right SGI User Group 2009 Conference
Join us at the 7th Annual SGI User Group (SGIUG)Conference in San Antonio, Texas, October 21-23, 2009 (immediately following GEOINT Symposium). This year’s event features tutorials, technical presentations, and workshops as well as keynotes from top SGI executives and technical sessions from the engineers. For more information on the conference, accommodations, pricing, or to register, visit the conference website or email
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arrow right SGI Surpasses HP, IBM and Sun in Benchmarked Performance and Scalability
SGI announced that the SGI® Altix® 4700 platform, powered by Dual-Core Intel® Itanium® Processor 9040 (1.6GHz), outperformed top competitors including HP, IBM and Sun in all relevant Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) benchmarks for performance and scalability. The SGI world records were recently achieved at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) in Garching, Germany, and prove SGI to be the leading single-system image (SSI) platform in the world, surpassing competitor performance by more than five times in some cases. [Full story]  [Related news]

arrow right SGI Customer Education Introduces E-Learning Alternatives
Computer-Based Training (CBT) and the Virtual Classroom Environment training alternatives are now available from SGI Customer Education. Featuring Flash-based lessons and virtual machine-based labs that allow students to run “destructive” lab exercises without modifying existing system configuration. CBT courses are broken into sections that cover major topics. You can order just the sections that you want to focus on or you can order the entire package for a reduced price. Train at your own pace, in the comfort of your home or office, at your convenience. Learn more about SGI’s E-Learning options, visit or contact sales at

arrow right CEO Blog—Visual Computing
SGI is focused on 5 technology platforms: scale up, scale out, storage, software, and data center technologies. Our services organization deploys these platforms, partners with relevant third parties, and fulfills customer requirements with their expertise. Our technology platforms and services together ensure we are both relevant and complete. Read more about this and other recent posts.

arrow right Remarketed Products Available for Sale Worldwide
Visit our weekly specials featuring remarketed products with exceptional sale prices. These systems and options may come with a full system warranty or a six month warranty, and are eligible for extended support. All products are limited to supply on hand and are subject to prior sale. [Full story]


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