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Making HPC and Big Data More Accessible

Mar 25, 2014 |

Dating back to 2009, the SGI Altix UV line has always targeted performance and scalability. In this recent video, SGI addresses how this inclusive HPC and big data computing environment can help meet the needs of the larger scientist and analyst user population. It’s a platform that’s innovative yet stays within standards, according to Dr. Read more…

Cray Snaps Together Shared Memory Story

Sep 17, 2013 |

In a notable move for a company known for its supercomputing hardware, Cray has turned its eye to the softer side of the stack to gather strength for a shared memory offering. While large memory system needs constitute only a small part of all HPC applications, using a software-driven approach to addressing the needs of…

U.S. Air Force Taps SGI ICE

Jul 4, 2013 |

A new SGI system has been installed at Wright-Patterson Air Force base in Dayton, Ohio as part of the Department of Defense’s HPC Modernization Program. The Air Force will be using the new SGI ICE X machine for particular modeling and simulation efforts as well as….

SGI Snatches Oil and Gas Giant with “Cool” Super

Mar 26, 2013 |

<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/icex.jpg” alt=”” width=”94″ height=”83″ />European oil and gas giant, Total, has looked to SGI again to supply a super that meets their modeling and simulation needs–but that is focused on power and cooling. The result, based on the SGI ICE X, should pull a top ten ranking on this year’s Top 500 list–the most powerful commercial….

NetApp, SGI Flex HPC Storage Muscle

Mar 7, 2013 |

<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/NetApp_E5500_150x.jpg” alt=”” width=”96″ height=”61″ />NetApp and SGI made simultaneous announcements yesterday of new storage systems specifically targeted at HPC and big data applications. NetApp launched its latest offering in the E-Series line of controllers, the NetApp E5500, and OEM partner SGI adopted the technology for its InfiniteStorage 5600 RAID system.

SGI Supercomputer Takes Twitter’s Pulse

Nov 22, 2012 |

UV 2 system can create heat maps of tweets during hurricanes and elections.

Troubled Supercomputer May Get Split Apart

Aug 29, 2012 |

Three universities are looking to take over New Mexico’s troubled Encanto system.

Australia Goes on Spending Spree in Supercomputing Market

Jul 26, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/iVEC_HPC_system_small.bmp” alt=”” width=”112″ height=”102″ />While governments in much of the rest of the world are wringing their hands over stagnant or shrinking R&D budgets, Australia is buying up HPC machinery like there is no tomorrow. Just this week, Cray, IBM, and SGI announced supercomputing deals that would send the vendors’ latest and greatest HPC equipment Down Under. In this case, the three systems are headed to various research facilities in New South Wales and Western Australia.

NASA Builds Supercomputing Lab for Earth Scientists

Jul 25, 2012 |

<a href=”http://www.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/2012-07-25/nasa_builds_supercomputing_lab_for_earth_scientists.html” target=”_blank”><img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/NEX_logo.jpg” alt=”” width=”96″ height=”96″ /></a>This week, NASA announced it would soon be launching a new HPC and data facility that will give Earth scientists access to four decades of satellite imagery and other datasets. Known as the NASA Earth Exchange (NEX), the facility is being promoted as a “virtual laboratory” for researchers interested in applying supercomputing resources to studying areas like climate change, soil and vegetation patterns, and other environmental topics.

Stephen Hawking Gets a New Supercomputer

Jul 23, 2012 |

SGI newest shared-memory machine will help uncover the secrets of the universe.