HPC brought me back to SGI

I was with SGI for about 11 years, coming up the ranks from systems engineer to senior systems engineer to principle systems engineer, departed for about 5 years and returned to SGI in 2014. During those 5 years, I developed a new understanding and perspective of the HPC community. The HPC community has widened in … Continued

Using Practice, Teamwork & Feedback to Solve Customer Problems

During a recent interview Jorge Titinger, CEO of SGI, sat down with Bryan Kramer of Pure Matter to discuss Jorge’s considerably atypical experiences that lead him to his current role and views on business. A Peruvian native, Jorge came to the United States to study engineering at Stanford University. Outside the classroom he rounded out … Continued

SGI Management Suite Reduces Time and Resources Spent Administering HPC Systems

Exascale computing is still a long way in the future. However, SGI’s relentless drive to get there is already yielding exciting solutions to accelerate discovery with greater speed, scale and efficiency. On the efficiency front, one such development is an integrated tool-set solution for initiating management actions, monitoring essential system metrics and improving overall power … Continued

City University of New York – Inflection Point for SGI

There are key inflection points in every company’s history. For SGI it includes marquee movies like Terminator and Jurassic Park, great products like Onyx and Indigo, and great affiliations or partners like SAP. We recently announced The City University of New York (CUNY) as the first customer for our SGI® UV™ 300, the general purpose … Continued

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