NASA Ames Research Center, “Pleiades,” Supercomputer from SGI Ranks #13 on TOP500

At the 2016 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC16), in Salt Lake City, Utah, SGI announced that the NASA Ames Research Center’s supercomputer, “Pleiades,” was ranked #13 and is the most powerful SGI supercomputer on the prestigious TOP500 list. NASA’s SGI® ICE™ X supercomputer, “Pleiades,” was recognized as SGI’s top … 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

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

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