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    The SGI Newsletter • November 2012  
SGI Global Twitter Heartbeat
SGI's Big Brain Computer Powers the Global Twitter Heartbeat

Viewing the hopes and fears of the world through the analysis of real-time Twitter data on the SGI® UV™ 2000 -- #tweetbeat

The Global Twitter Heartbeat project performed real-time stream processing of ten percent of Twitter's 500 million daily tweets as they were posted, and analyzed every tweet to assign location (not just GPS-tagged tweets, but processing the text of the tweet itself), and tone values. The resulting data was visualized in a stunning heat map infographic providing a unified geospatial perspective. With SGI UV, the entire process from ingest to data analysis to heat map runs at a speed that allows visualization of a map frame per second. During Supercomputing 2012, live up-to-the-moment heat maps were made available to show the real-time sentiment on Twitter. The project also looked at two significant recent events - Hurricane Sandy and the U.S. Presidential Election. Check out the project page for videos, images and additional information.
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SGI Announces Full Support for the Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessor across All Server Lines

Early customers pushing the edge in scientific applications

SGI announced support of the Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor in fully managed and integrated solutions across its entire server product line. By combining the power of Intel® Xeon Phi™, which offers over one Teraflop double-precision performance per coprocessor, with SGI's leading server platforms, customers can now take advantage of dramatic performance improvements for parallel workloads in an x86 programming model. SGI has been an Intel® Xeon Phi™ Validation Partner with early adoption of the Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor on SGI® server platforms at NASA Ames, COSMOS Consortium and The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC), who are driving important advancements in scientific simulations and genomics.
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Accelerators Everywhere: SGI Offers New NVIDIA Tesla K20 and K20X GPU Accelerators Across All Server Lines

Complete, managed GPU solutions attack all parallel problems in scale-up and scale-out environments

SGI announced the availability of NVIDIA® Tesla® K20 family of GPU accelerators in fully managed and integrated solutions across its entire server product line. Completely integrated and tested in SGI's manufacturing facility, the solutions include SGI® Management Center software and options like Performance Suite and SGI InfiniteStorage™ to make customers productive in just hours not weeks.
The NVIDIA Tesla K20X GPU accelerator can speed up applications by up to 10X1 when paired with leading CPUs. It features the new GK110 GPU with 2,688 cores, 3.95 teraflops single-precision and 1.31 teraflops double-precision peak processing capability, 6 GB of on-board memory, and a memory bandwidth of 250 GB/s. The Tesla K20 accelerator delivers more than 3.52 teraflops of single-precision and 1.17 teraflops of double-precision peak performance.
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SGI Wins HPCwire Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards

Annual HPCwire Awards Demonstrate Achievements of Excellence within the HPC Community

SGI has won the HPCwire Readers' Choice Award for "Top Supercomputing Achievement" for its for contribution to the NASA Ames Pleiades supercomputer. In addition, the company also won the Editor's Choice Award for "Best use of HPC in 'edge HPC' application" for its SGI® UV™ 2000's historical mapping and exploration of Wikipedia.
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SGI ICE X Selected by CRIEPI for Electric Power Research

670.9-Teraflop Large-Scale Cluster System with Top-Class Scientific Calculation Performance in Japan

SGI announced the installation of the latest high-performance computing (HPC) blade server, known as SGI® ICE™ X, for a new large-scale computer system for scientific calculation at the Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI). The system boasts a theoretical computing performance of 670.9 teraflops, one of the fastest cluster systems in Japan. It is also the largest and most powerful cluster system in the SGI ICE series supplied by SGI in Japan.
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SGI's Remarketed Products Group (RPG) has been supplying quality remanufactured systems and expansions to our customers for nearly 24 years. At SGI we believe customers should have the opportunity to move to the next platform in a planned fashion. Offering these Remanufactured Products provides supply assurance well beyond the end-of-production of any particular product line. We offer a full range or servers including MIPS/IRIX-based Origin® systems, all of the Intel® Itanium® based systems, and of course the Intel® Xeon® line of servers from the XE210 to UV1000.   ...read more

Highlights

How to Maximize Your Productivity using Abaqus FEA® on SGI Compute Platforms
Webinar
Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
1 PM ET/10 AM PT

Behind the Scenes of the Global Twitter Heartbeat Project
Webinar
Tuesday, December 18th 2012
1 PM ET/10 AM PT

IDC & SGI present The Big Data Explosion – Managing your data in real-time!
Webinar Replay

SGI UV 20 - Big Memory, Big I/O, Small Price

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Data Sheet: SGI with Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessors
Delivering Application-Specific Acceleration
Coprocessor solutions accelerate customer results in a wide-range of scientific and engineering disciplines. SGI with Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor solutions arrive plug in ready and do real work

Data Sheet: SGI with NVIDIA GPU Accelerators
Accelerating Results with GPU Compute Solutions
SGI GPU solutions help our customers solve a wide variety of problems and are fully integrated with SGI software and SGI InfiniteStorage™, providing complete solutions for customer workflows.

Learn more about the new SGI UV 2 Product Family

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Events

Big Data Analytics
December 6, 2012
London, UK

DGI 2013
January 21-23, 2013
London, UK

HPCC
March 26-28, 2013
Newport, RI


 
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