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April 2011
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arrow rightSGI® Altix® UV Scales Microsoft® Windows Server® to Its Maximum

SGI Japan AcquisitionCustomers can now deploy standard Windows Server® 2008 R2 and Windows-based applications to the maximum scale possible of 256 physical cores and 2 terabytes of memory. Customers can now scale their Microsoft technologies up to 260 percent further with SGI. SGI Altix UV, leveraging standard Intel® Xeon® processors with out-of-the-box Microsoft-certified Windows Server, Microsoft-based applications and Microsoft SQL Server, with data warehousing and data mining tools built with Business Intelligence Development Studio, is immediately available. [Full story]


arrow right Don't Miss Out! The SGI User Group Annual Meeting Is May 2-5, 2011 in Fremont, California

gartner conferenceThe worldwide SGI User Group is hosting its 9th annual SGIUG Conference on May 2-5, 2011. You can register now to take advantage of our Early Bird Registration Discount. The 9th annual SGI User Group (SGIUG) Conference is taking place in Fremont, California on May 2-5, 2011. This year's event features tutorials, technical presentations and workshops. Featured keynotes:
CEO Mark Barrenechea
Dr. Eng Lim Goh
For more information on the conference, accommodations, pricing, or to register, visit the conference website or email


Dr. Eng Lim

arrow right SGI® Altix® UV Delivers Up To 35% Performance Gain Based On Intel® Xeon® Processor E7 Family—Full and Immediate Support Now Available

Altix UV Altix UV, the world's fastest and most scalable shared memory compute platform, has been selected by many companies for its superior performance, standards-based operation and ease of use. With the new Intel® Xeon® processor E7 product family, Altix UV delivers enhanced capability for managing complex workloads such as large database management, fraud detection, signal processing, real-time analytics, and complex scientific and engineering simulations. [Full story]

arrow right Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Selects SGI to Accelerate Creation of Advanced R&D Technology Solutions
SEL thin filmJapan's Semiconductor Energy Laboratory (SEL) has purchased a high performance computing (HPC) solution consisting of an SGI® Altix® ICE 8400 to accelerate the research and development of semiconductor technology.

The system will have 3,840 processor cores built with Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series, along with up to 15TB of memory, and is projected to achieve up to a ten-fold increase in application performance over the previous solution. It will be used for research and development work on thin-film integrated circuits, liquid crystal and electroluminescent displays, semiconductor thin-film transistors, solar cells, and batteries. [Full Story]
arrow right SGI Featured on Television's "Best of the Bay"

SGI YouTube ChannelAltix UV 1000SGI was recently featured on "Best of the Bay," a weekly television series. SGI was highlighted, along with Intel and NASA. CEO Mark Barrenechea was interviewed along with Boyd Davis, Intel general manager for their Server Platforms Group, and Pete Worden, center director of NASA Ames Research Center. [Watch the video]

arrow right A New Course is Coming in June: SGI Altix UV System Administration—Based on Red Hat®
hpctrainingThis course provides the experienced Linux user with the skills and information needed to administer the SGI Altix UV family of systems using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Lab exercises are included to prepare students for the actual work environment.  (This course is based on RHEL6 with the additional SGI Performance Suite software.) Refer to the online course description for more information.

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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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