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SGI Launches New RAID Storage Platform
for Big Data and HPC Workloads

SGI® InfiniteStorage™ 5600 Breaks New Ground in Performance, Efficiency and Reliability

Leveraging field-proven modular architecture, the SGI InfiniteStorage 5600 (IS5600) delivers industry-leading performance per spindle, meaning customers can achieve extreme performance requirements while reducing their total investment in hardware. Building on the SGI InfiniteStorage 5000-series modular architecture, the new IS5600 controller adds significantly increased performance. The architecture is also flexible, such that customers can tune the systems to their specific performance and capacity requirements. In data-intensive industries such as manufacturing, media, life sciences and earth sciences, such performance and efficiency are key requirements that the IS5600 is designed to satisfy.

DownUnder GeoSolutions Selects SGI to Advance Exploration and Production for the Oil and Gas Industry

The new SGI server technology has reduced floor space requirements in the data center by delivering greater data processing and storage density. Further, DownUnder GeoSolution's CPU-intensive code runs 20-30 percent more efficiently. Energy use of the upgraded servers from SGI is also 10 percent lower and the total cost of ownership of this infrastructure over a three-year period expected to be 25 percent less than the previous server infrastructure.

Hot Downloads

On Demand

Spotlight on GPU Accelerators
SGI with NVIDIA GPU Accelerators Complete Solutions

SGI GPU solutions are integrated with SGI software and SGI InfiniteStorage™ to provide complete solutions for customer workflows.
Both scale-up and scale-out GPU solutions are available to tackle any type of problem in scientific research, product development and homeland security. Workgroup to Enterprise

Solution Brief

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On Demand Accelerating Astrophysics Research with GPU Supercomputing
The Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing (CAS) manages the supercomputing needs of Swinburne and is committed to providing an international-standard computing facility based on the latest technology technology, enabling Swinburne staff and students to meet their research goals while maintaining Swinburne as a premier supercomputing site.

Case Study

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Live Webinar Event:
Conquering Data-Intensive Bioinformatics Problems

Webinar: Tuesday, March 19th 2013
3 PM GMT, 11 AM ET, 8 AM PT

The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) Bioinformatics team specializes in the analysis of high-throughput sequencing data including de novo assemblies, re-sequencing projects, expression analysis and metagenomics. Using the SGI® UV™ , TGAC is able to solve many challenges by leveraging large shared memory computing.
Listen and talk to Mario Caccamo, Head of Bioinformatics, TGAC, Paul Fretter, Science Computing Team Leader, TGAC and Jill Matzke, Director Server Products, SGI.

Highlights & Events

Watch Now

Introducing Dynamic Disk Pools -
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A hands-on demo of how Dynamic Disk Pooling provides greater resilience than standard RAID 6 for data arrays.


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On Demand

Getting Real about Big Data
Modern companies must capture, store, and analyze massive amounts of data. Join SGI and our guest speaker, Steve Conway of IDC, where you'll learn more about how you can harness your big data to expose key insights that will help you compete, innovate and meet your mission critical objectives.

Webinar Replay

SGI® InfiniteStorage™  5600
April 6-11 NAB2013
SGI is back at NAB 2013, the world's largest event for the media and entertainment industry. Please contact us to schedule a briefing at the show and learn more about SGIs complete solutions for media & entertainment.

Las Vegas, NV

NAB 2013
April 8-11 MarkLogic World
Join SGI at MarkLogic World, April 8-11th in Las Vegas, NV. Whether you run a business or sling code, if you are thinking about how to get more from your data, this is the place for you. Here you'll see how experts are leveraging MarkLogic, the next generation of database technology, and SGI, the trusted leader in technical computing, to reduce costs, increase revenue, and drive efficiencies. Register today!

Las Vegas, NV

MarkLogic World
April 29 - May 2 SGI User Group Conference 2013
Join the SGI User Group (SGIUG) for their 11th annual conference, in San Diego, April 29th - May 2nd. The SGIUG is an independent, worldwide community focused on sharing information and improving the technical productivity of SGI high-performance computing, data storage, and visualization systems. The SGIUG meeting is an ideal way to access tutorials and future plans from SGI and to have discussions with other users that will help you get more from your investment in SGI. This user group has a close relationship with SGI to ensure its success. Register today!

San Diego, CA

SGI User Group Conference 2013

Bob Braham Joins SGI as Chief Marketing Officer

Former EMC Storage Executive to Drive Global Marketing & Product Management for Technical Computing Leader

Veteran technology executive Bob Braham has joined SGI as senior vice president and chief marketing officer. Braham will be responsible for product management and development and execution of all aspects of SGI's global marketing efforts. He will report directly to SGI President and CEO, Jorge Titinger. "Bob brings exceptional experience, leadership and innovation in global product marketing, brand strategy and communications to this role," said Titinger. "He will support SGI's growth as we continue to innovate in storage, high performance computing, server, data center and cloud computing for HPC and Big Data." A recognized strategic marketing leader, Braham has been instrumental in building top talent throughout his career. He has led technology and marketing teams that have created unique value in the IT ecosystem, while increasing brand awareness and sales year over year. Braham joins SGI from EMC where he served as vice president of marketing for the company's Enterprise Storage Division.

Alison Ryan, SGI's Global Channel Sales Vice President, Recognized as one of UBM Tech Channel's CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs

Alison Ryan has been named one of UBM Tech Channel's CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs. This prestigious list of the most influential and powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing and defending the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry.

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