The SGI Newsletter        November 2014
SGI Extends HPC Innovation on Path to Exascale

SGI Extends High Performance Computing Innovation
on Path to Exascale

SGI announces solutions to accelerate discovery with greater speed, scale and efficiency;
views exaflop by 2020

SGI announced new next generation supercomputers, enhanced software, and heightened services to accelerate time to discovery at greater scale and lower cost. SGI highlights areas of continuing innovation in high performance computing (HPC) that bring exaflop-capable systems into view by 2020.

New SGI® UV™ for SAP HANA®
Enables Real-time Business for Large Enterprises

Customers including Sigma-Aldrich Corporation are rapidly adopting SGI's newly certified appliance
for its performance and simplicity to achieve extreme scale with SAP HANA platform

SAP PartnerSGI introduced SGI® UV™ for SAP HANA®. It is a purpose-built, in-memory computing appliance for growing environments running the SAP HANA platform. SAP-certified and available today as a 4- or 8-socket single-node system with up to 6 terabytes (TB) of in-memory computing, SGI's new appliance is designed to enable the largest enterprises to achieve real-time operations and business breakthroughs with SAP HANA at extreme scale, helping to lower cost of ownership, while providing business continuity.

HPCwire AwardsSGI Receives Honors in 2014 HPCwire Readers'
and Editors' Choice Awards

Annual HPCwire Awards Awarded to Leaders in the Global HPC Community

SGI has been recognized in the annual HPCwire Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards, presented at the 2014 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC14), in New Orleans, Louisiana. The list of winners were revealed at the HPCwire booth at the event, and on the HPCwire website.

SAP Highlights SGI's New SGI® UV™ for SAP HANA®
at SAP TechEd && d-code Event

SGI's John Appleby was featured in the Steve Lucas Keynote on October 20, 2014,
performing a demo of the 32-socket SGI UV for SAP HANA

SAP TechEd && d-code EventAt the SAP TechEd && d-code event in Las Vegas on 10/20, SAP's Steve Lucas and John Appleby highlighted the powerful new SGI appliance, SGI UV for SAP HANA, to consume all Wikipedia data in a short amount of time and twice as fast as the competition  —  30 TBs of data, a quarter of a trillion rows of data. Hear how SGI and SAP HANA® displayed lightning fast performance.

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Solution Brief
On Demand

Run Your Business in Real-Time at Extreme Scale
If your in-memory computing environment needs to scale beyond 6 TBs, you've been limited to a clustered appliance. But this leads to performance degradation and complexity challenges, preventing you from running enterprise resource planning (ERP) and data warehouse applications on the same platform.
SGI SAP HANA Solution Brief
Data Sheet
On Demand

SGI ICE XA enables scientists, researchers and engineers to achieve and accelerate computational breakthroughs at Petascale and with high return on investment.

  • 191 Pure Compute Teraflops per Rack
  • Scale from Hundreds to Tens of Thousands of Nodes
  • Industry-leading Power & Cooling Efficiency
  • Optimum Blade, Infiniband Topology, and Linux O/S Flexibility
Data Sheet
On Demand

SGI® UV 300 & SGI® UV 30EX:
Big Brains for No-Limit Computing

SGI UV 300 and SGI UV 30EX are advanced symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) systems designed for data-intensive, I/O heavy workloads such as data analytics, visualization, and real-time streaming.

  • Scales up to 32 sockets and 24TB of coherent shared memory
  • SMP System utilizes industry-standard
    Intel® Xeon® processors and Linux® O/S
  • Builds upon 20 years of in-memory computing expertise
UV 300, UV 30EX
Data Sheet
On Demand

SGI® Management Suite
SGI Management Suite provides powerful tools to initiate management actions, monitor essential system metrics for all SGI systems, and improve overall power efficiency. It reduces the time and resources spent administering systems by improving software maintenance procedures and automating repetitive tasks  —  lowering total cost of ownership, increasing productivity, and providing a better return on hardware investments.

SGI Management Suite
Data Sheet
On Demand

SGI® DMF Storage Tier Virtualization Software
SGI DMF for Lustre allows organizations to expand their use of Lustre file systems to include long term data storage in addition to being the file system of choice for high performance data access within cluster compute environments.

  • Policy Management and Active Data Migration
  • Storage Virtualization and Tiered Data Management
  • Cold Storage Integration with SGI ZeroWatt™ Power Control
SGI DMF Storage Tier Virtualization Software
Data Sheet
On Demand

SGI® InfiniteStorage™ 17500
The InfiniteStorage 17500 platform is designed to derive peak performance out of your compute investments with a massive I/O infrastructure and multi-media disk drives that maximize system performance and lower storage investment costs.

  • Higher performance offering, up to 48GB/s throughput
  • InfiniBand FDR 56Gb/s host ports
  • Fibre Channcel 16 Gb/s host ports
  • Massive IOPs performance
SGI InfiniteStorage 17500

SAP TechEd && d-code EventSGI Japan Delivers Large Scale Visualization System to Nagoya University

Solution enables the creation of high-resolution 3D images to advance research

SGI Japan, Ltd. part of SGI, announced Nagoya University has deployed a major visualization system based on the SGI® UV™ 2000 in-memory computing system.

SGI Awarded Contract to Advance Department of Defense Supercomputing Capabilities

ERDC DoDU.S. Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) to Implement Advanced SGI Technologies for Research and Modeling

The Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded SGI a supercomputer contract as part of a technology insertion for their High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP).

SGI Supercomputer Places DownUnder GeoSolutions
at the Forefront of Oil and Gas Exploration

DUGFaster seismic processing and imaging a huge advantage for international oil and gas exploration

DownUnder GeoSolutions (DUG), a global geosciences company offering seismic processing and interpretation solutions to the oil and gas industry, has announced the purchase of high performance computing hardware from SGI, significantly improving the rate of discovery and analysis for oil and gas exploration.

Nasa NCCSNASA Chooses SGI Compute Solution
to Power Climate Research

SGI enables NASA Center for Climate Simulation to conduct greater research into changes in Earth's climate

The NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS), located at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, has selected SGI to further enhance its research and analysis capabilities in climate prediction.

Seagate Announces Reseller Agreement with SGI

SeagateHigh Performance Computing Leader to Resell Seagate's Award-Winning ClusterStor Solutions

Seagate Technology plc, a world leader in storage solutions, today announced that it has signed a reselling partnership agreement with SGI.

IT4ICzech Republic National Supercomputer Center
Selects Powerful SGI Supercomputer to
Drive Advanced Scientific Research

New installation will become
the largest Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor-based cluster in Europe

IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center in the Czech Republic selected an SGI supercomputer to advance research in a variety of fields including nanotechnology, computational chemistry, hydrology, engineering, material science and drug development.

Nasa AmesSGI Enhances NASA's Research Capabilities
with Upgraded Supercomputers and Pleiades Ranks #11 on TOP500

NASA Ames Research Center Increases the Power of its Largest Supercomputer to Expedite Scientific Discovery

NASA's flagship supercomputer, Pleiades, was recently upgraded with new, more powerful hardware in order to help meet the agency's increasing demand for high-end computing (HEC) resources.

Highlights & Events

November 16-21, 2014
New Orleans, LA
April 21-23, 2015
Bio-IT World
Boston, MA
Bio-IT World
May 5-7, 2015
Orlando, FL
July 12-16, 2015
ISC High Performance
Frankfurt, Germany
ISC High Performance