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High Performance Computing Meets Big Data
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High Performance Computing Meets Big Data

WikibonBig Data Hadoop is moving from development and test cases, to small-scale production, to large-scale production mode. Hadoop is well tested in development/test and small-scale projects but is new to the demands of meeting the more exacting requirements of large-scale production workloads, including meeting deadlines and SLAs. Automation, measuring SLAs, production problem high-availability (recovering from node failure) and problem determination tools suitable for large-scale Hadoop are still work in progress.

UK Atomic Weapons Establishment Advances Science-Based Program with SGI Supercomputers

ICE X Systems to Accelerate Research, Scientific Modeling for UK Defense Organization

SGI announced that the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) in the United Kingdom has selected three SGI® ICE X™ systems to rapidly advance sophisticated scientific and technological capabilities, and to enhance the simulation methods used to verify the safety and reliability of the Trident warhead.

The Atomic Weapons Establishment manufactures and maintains warheads for the UK's nuclear deterrent, Trident. This encompasses the entire life cycle of nuclear warheads, from initial concept, assessment and design through component manufacture and assembly, in-service support, decommissioning and then disposal.

SGI receives order for Data Assimilation Supercomputer from the Institute of Statistical Mathematics

Supercomputer to be built around the SGI UV 2000 — which boasts world-leading 64TB of shared-memory installed on a single system — and be used as computational infrastructure for data-centric scientific research focused on Big Data

SGI has received an order for a new Data Assimilation Supercomputer from the Institute of Statistical Mathematics. The Data Assimilation Supercomputer will expand SGI's global footprint in the supercomputing space.

The new supercomputer will be built around the SGI® UV™ 2000, SGI's large-scale shared-memory server. It will provide a shared computational infrastructure for statistical computation and data assimilation, which is a critical step in the research process of a number of scientific disciplines. Data assimilation requires vast amounts of memory space to optimally process and run the advanced simulation models used to reproduce real phenomena – a task which is particularly suited to the 64TB memory of the SGI UV supercomputer.

SGI Receives Six Top Honors in 2013 HPCwire Readers' and Editor's Choice Awards

HPCwire Awards SGI with Outstanding Achievements in Science and Technology

SGI has received six top honors in the 2013 HPCwire Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards. HPCwire is the #1 news and information resource covering the fastest computers in the world and the people who run them.

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SGI and Fedcentric introduce cutting edge Supercomputing Power to the biggest and fastest Data Challenges

In data-intensive industries such as manufacturing, media, life sciences and earth sciences, the volume and speed of streaming data that must be analyzed are pushing the boundaries of hardware capabilities

SGI is working on bringing the power of cutting edge supercomputing technology to the toughest data challenges that these industries face every day. Working with Fedcentric Technologies, SGI has created a cost efficient commodity high density computing systems to manage high velocity data, in particular to address high-speed detection, processing, and analysis for fraud prevention. This year SGI and Fedcentric are working with the U.S. Postal Service to leverage the system to manage the over 8 billion transactions and 275 terabytes of data they see every day and create new capabilities designed to dynamically route mail, enabling expedited shipping, delivery and service.

SGI Ranked Number 374 Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte's 2013 Technology Fast 500™

Attributes four percent revenue growth to its focus on HPC, Big Data and Storage solutions

SGI ranked 374 on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. SGI grew four percent in calendar 2012.

Highlights & Events

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Getting Real about Big Data
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Marseille, France
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Lisboa, Portugal
Clinical Genomics & Informatics Conference & Expo 13 Clinical Genomics

SGI Supports New NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU Accelerators Delivering 10x Performance

GPU accelerators complement SGI computing to enable faster breakthroughs, drive new innovations

SGI announced the availability of NVIDIA® Tesla® K40 GPU accelerators in fully managed and integrated solutions across its entire server product line. The NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerator is the first and highest-performance accelerator optimized for Big Data analytics and large-scale scientific workloads. It delivers double the memory and up to 40 percent higher performance than its predecessor, and 10 times higher performance than today's fastest CPU.

Completely integrated and tested in SGI's manufacturing facility, the solutions include SGI® Management Center™ software and options including Performance Suite to enable customers to be productive in just hours, as opposed to weeks.

Social Networking Powerhouse Relies on SGI to Improve IT Stability and Performance

Social discovery leader, Tagged, selects SGI's power-efficient and cost effective servers

SGI announced that Tagged, Inc., a market leader in social discovery, is achieving significant power savings by leveraging SGI® servers. In order to best serve its user base of over 300 million users worldwide, Tagged™ has replaced its aging and inefficient servers with SGI's power-efficient and extremely cost effective Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2670 servers.

CEO of SGI Named to Hispanic IT Executive Council's prestigious HITEC 100 List

Jorge Luis TitingerSGI announced that the company's President and CEO, Jorge Luis Titinger, has been named to the Hispanic Information Technology Executive Council (HITEC)'s prestigious HITEC 100 list. HITEC is a premier global executive leadership organization of senior business and IT executives. Since 2008, HITEC has compiled a comprehensive list featuring the top 100 most influential and notable Hispanic Professionals in the Information Technology Industry called the "HITEC 100."
Jorge joins this accomplished list of professionals.

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