NASA’s Pleiades Supercomputer Performance increases to 5.35 Petaflops – Second Update in Three Months

The NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) facility has expanded the power of their flagship Pleiades supercomputer, increasing its theoretical peak performance from 4.49 to 5.35 petaflops. The latest expansion adds 14 SGI® ICE™ X racks containing 12-core Intel® Xeon® E5-2680 v3 processors, bringing the total number of Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 racks to 29 and the … Continued

Simplifying CAE Workflows

After a long dry spell triggered in part by the global downturn in the economy, manufacturing is enjoying an economic and technological resurgence. According to the Institute of Supply Management1 (ISM), American manufacturing continues to improve. The ISM recently reported that manufacturing activity expanded in September 2014 for the 16th consecutive month, and that the … Continued

Ebola and Big Data – Helping curb the spread of the disease

An article from The Economist on October 25 proposed to use cell phone positioning data to understand people movements and help curb the spread of Ebola. That got us thinking that SGI with its expertise and large memory systems can make this happen. Within days, we assembled a team of people from SGI, GIS Federal, … Continued

Faster seismic processing and imaging – a huge advantage for DUG

SGI and DownUnder GeoSolutions (DUG) have partnered together for over 8 years to speed seismic processing and imaging. At the forefront of oil and gas exploration, DUG is using their SGI® Rackable® Cluster, powered by Intel® Xeon® processors and Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessors, to significantly accelerate turnaround times for processing seismic data. DUG customers are … Continued

SGI 2014: What Really Mattered

Since 2014 has been an excellent year for SGI, I decided to dedicate this blog to a look back at some of my favorite moments. Here they are in no particular priority:   SAP- From announcing the partnership in January, to debuting our appliance at Sapphire in June, to announcing product with our first customer, … Continued

SGI Wins Big – Second DoD Deal in Three Months

The High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) has awarded SGI a contract of over $30 million to provide the SGI® ICE™ X supercomputer for high-end computational research to be delivered to the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) – the second SGI deployment for the Department of Defense (DoD) in recent months. In October, SGI was awarded a contract to provide … Continued