Primary and Secondary Genome Processing without moving Data

There is a data avalanche in life sciences happening right now.  Life sciences research is advancing exponentially as genomic, clinical, and pharmaceutical research generates a staggering amount of data.  More and more research establishments tend to focus on a data-rich Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) vs. Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) process. Today, just one complete WGS … 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

CSIRO Deploys SGI UV 3000 for Pioneering Scientific Advancements

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Australia’s national science agency, selected SGI® to power its scientific research in a number of cutting-edge fields. CSIRO installed the SGI UV™ 3000 high performance computing (HPC) system, named “Ruby,” to handle massive data workloads and enable researchers across Australia to partner on projects designed to help … Continued

SGI Provides Total with Improved Modelling to Support Decision Making

Total triples the compute power of its massive Pangea system making it one of the largest supercomputers in the world Image courtesy of Total. Copyright: Total – Cédric Motte dit Nöt. Viable energy production has now become a computing challenge as more energy companies across the globe are facing challenging times with the low price … Continued

UNSW Launches Research-focused Data Management Platform

Researchers in all disciplines are increasingly faced with the problem of needing to spend too much time finding and managing the data they need, often at the expense of actually being able to effectively work with that data. As data volumes grow the problems become worse, with the data often ending up distributed across multiple … Continued

Delivering Performance of Modern Storage Hardware to Applications

“Storage performance lags behind the compute… Memory speed is growing so much faster than the storage… Applications are crippled by terrible I/O latency…” Sounds familiar? Well, perhaps not so much anymore. In the new world, where the pace of storage performance has caught up with compute and memory, the storage software stack may have become … Continued

The Ultimate Tiered Data Solution

SGI® DMF™ software has been delivering tiered data solutions for over 25 years! SGI DMF has seen many transitions of storage media over those years, and many operating systems, with some customers having lived through all the transitions right through to today. SGI DMF is now leveraging the latest high performance storage, NVMe FLASH – … 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

SGI InfiniteStorage Adds Radiance to Lustre

Lustre has emerged as the file system of choice for many HPC users based on its ability to provide scale-out high performance storage that meets the needs of scale-out HPC applications running on SGI servers. However, because of their role in providing “Formula 1” levels of performance—Lustre file systems have earned a reputation as being … Continued