SGI Insider
July 28, 2010
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arrow right SGI® Altix® UV 1000 World's Most Powerful Enterprise Java Application System

altixuv1000SGI Altix UV 1000 system achieved two world records for performance on the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation's SPECjbb2005® benchmark, an industry-standard measurement of Java-based application performance. Altix UV 1000 easily outperformed systems from Fujitsu, Oracle/Sun, ScaleMP and HP. Altix UV 1000 championed its nearest competitors in two important metrics: ultimate throughput (Business Operations per second or BOPS) and Single Java Virtual Machine (JVM) performance. Complete SPECjbb2005 results are posted at [Full story]

arrow right SGI Announces Industry's First One-Stop-Shop Website for Advanced HPC Training
hpctraining.comVisit, the industry's first complete, vendor-agnostic training portal aimed at the technical high performance computing (HPC) user community. offers a broad portfolio of coursesfrom novice to advancedto help users realize the full potential of their HPC systems. offers E-Learning training courses, virtual classroom environments and customized on-site classes. A Technical User Forum enables simplified knowledge sharing around best practices. [Full story]
arrow right Australia's Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative Deploys SGI® Cluster to Accelerate Life
Sciences Research
SGI has shipped the first complete systems of Altix UV 1000, which are fully functional for use by its high performance computing (HPC) customers. Those among the first to benefit from Altix UV include leading scientific research institutions such as Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC), Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ), University of Cambridge and leading federal integrators that have selected Altix UV for its unprecedented performance, scalability and open architecture. [Full story]
arrow right White Paper—Shared Memory: Standards Scale Up with SGI Altix UV
Shared-memory systems gave way to clusters in high performance computing (HPC) because of the perceived price/performance benefits of industry-standard processors and operating environment, leaving behind proprietary architecture that scaled well but which were based on more expensive RISC processors (or later, Itanium) and customized UNIX implementations. This cost savings came at a cost: the loss of shared-memory programming capabilities and performance benefits in the wholesale movement to MPI on distributed-memory clusters.
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arrow right White Paper—SGI® Origin® 400 The Integrated Workgroup Blade System Optimized for SME Workflows
SGI Origin 400 is a highly integrated 'business-in-a-box' blade system with seamless installation, migration and growth capabilities. It delivers exceptional value, together with the reliability, flexibility and simplicity that are essential for the SME market. [Full story]
arrow right Worldwide—Weekly Specials on Remarketed Products

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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