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

Vertical Markets: Can they boost your business?

Much has been written about pursuing new markets by vertical.  Is the vertical market approach only for the largest of IT providers?  Is it better to chase markets by large applications?  Or should IT providers abandon too narrow an approach and chase business more broadly? Pursuing business by vertical markets means more than attending related … Continued

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

SGI and DownUnder GeoSolutions (DUG), a global geosciences company offering seismic processing and interpretation solutions to the oil and gas industry, announced the purchase of high performance computing (HPC) hardware to improve the rate of discovery and analysis for oil and gas exploration. The SGI custom solution, powered by Intel® Xeon® processors and Intel® Xeon … Continued

SAP® Gives SGI® Some LUV at SAP TechEd && d-code Event

At 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 … Continued

Thinking SAP HANA? Think BIG.

The ability to combine database, data processing, and application platform capabilities in-memory with the SAP® HANA®platform is truly game-changing. Imagine if your operations, financial, research, or marketing teams could operate in real time. Now imagine leveraging SAP HANA in your enterprise at extreme scale and lower total cost of ownership (TCO). SGI is making this … Continued

SGI Leads “HPC Matters” Plenary at SC14

SGI’s heritage in High Performance Computing (HPC) goes back decades.  As a long-time exhibitor and supporter of the annual Supercomputing event, we couldn’t be more proud to be leading the show’s inaugural “HPC Matters” plenary this November in New Orleans, LA. SGI’s CTO, Dr. Eng Lim Goh will demonstrate the nature of supercomputers across much … Continued

2014 HPCwire nominations – Let the voting begin!

SGI is proud to be nominated alongside many of our partners and customers in nine categories for the 2014 HPCwire Readers Choice Awards. Each year the HPCwire Readers’ Choice Awards recognize outstanding individuals and organizations in the industry. The winners of these prestigious awards are announced live at SC’14 in New Orleans, LA. We encourage … Continued

Next-generation Performance and Capability for HPC

Today SGI made two exciting announcements, both of which will enable greater innovation and insight for SGI’s broad range of customers.  The first is our announced availability for the new Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 v3 product family across SGI’s industry-leading server line for high performance computing, which includes SGI ICE X, SGI InfiniteData Cluster, and … Continued

Budgets: Times are changing or are they?

This is my first blog on SGI’s platform. I’ll write about one of my favorite topics in my many years in the business. Most of earth shaking moves in IT occurred during downturns: Mainframe to mini computer, the emergence of the PC, Network Attached Storage (NAS), Linux and all the innovations of the last 5-6 … Continued

SGI UV 2000 is the FASTEST, MOST POWERFUL Supercomputer…..

Like any proud parent, we can’t help but brag about our babies.    This week we were excited to announce that the SGI® UV™ 2000 became the first single node SMP to exceed 100 GTEPS, as verified by the Graph 500 benchmark test for measuring large data volume processing by supercomputers. In addition to this … Continued