HPE to Acquire SGI

I am thrilled to announce Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), has signed a definitive agreement to acquire SGI. Our highly complementary portfolio will extend and strengthen HPE’s current leadership position in the growing mission-critical and high performance segments of the server market.  This is great news for our customers, partners, investors and employees. SGI Extends HPE … Continued

Reduce Time-to-Insight for Large-Scale Datasets with Multi-Rail Lustre

As we continue finding new ways to accelerate customer workflows, an increasingly tough challenge is gaining insight from the ever increasing size of datasets created from scientific simulations, model ensembles or scientific instruments. The SGI® UV™ platform is uniquely able to provide in-memory analysis and visualization capabilities to enable time-to-insight from large-scale datasets.  See my … Continued

SGI Enters OEM Agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to Deliver SGI UV Technology through HPE Mission Critical Solutions

The business imperative for real-time analytics and modernizing business processing, coupled with the ever growing volume of data, is driving demand for larger in-memory computing solutions. Furthermore, the business critical nature of enterprise applications and high cost of downtime requires solutions that are highly resilient. To meet these demands, SGI and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) … 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

Reinventing the Compute-Storage Landscape

At SC12 in Salt Lake City,  SGI presented the paper, ‘SGI UV2: A Fused Computation and Data Analysis Machine’. The paper provided details of how the machine was combining the latest Intel processing technology, with SGI NUMAlink® interconnect to provide up to 4096 cores and 64TB of memory in a single system. This massive in-memory … Continued

When is an Archive more than just an Archive?

In an analog world, an archive is where information is put to rest. It goes on the shelf and there it stays, gathering dust. But in a digital world, all data is potentially valuable and needs to be rapidly available, protected and easy to manage. This is particularly important as more and more companies are … Continued

Big Data: Unlocking Patterns to Uncover Hidden Value

Everything from credit card readers to social media to sensors in automobiles is flooding the enterprise with huge volumes of data. In fact, 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. Data is also arriving with far greater velocity and in greater variety than ever experienced. … Continued