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NASA Discovers Eight New Planets in ‘Goldilocks’ Zone

Jan 8, 2015 |

This week, astronomers announced they’ve found eight new planets that could be “just right” for supporting human life. These planets, found in the “Goldilocks” zone of their respective stars, are of so much interest because their orbits put them at a distance where liquid water, the basis of life on Earth, could naturally occur. While Read more…

SGI Scores Second DoD Deal in Two Months

Dec 18, 2014 |

SGI was awarded a contract worth $30,750,000 to supply the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) with a 3.9 petaflops SGI ICE X supercomputer. This is the second time in the last two months that SGI has inked a major deal with the Department of Defense (DoD) for its ICE product. Both awards were allocated through Read more…

Complex Wheat Genome Nearly Cracked

Dec 4, 2014 |

One of the highlights of SC14 was a focus on how HPC is expanding out of its roots and cropping up in more and more places. One of the more interesting use cases to take center stage at this year’s event in New Orleans was the significance of HPC to understanding and decoding the bread Read more…

Why HPC Matters

Nov 19, 2014 |

When the SC14 show floor opened in New Orleans Monday night, signage everywhere proclaimed this year’s theme: HPC Matters. The new program, first announced at last year’s show in Denver, is all about broader engagement. It’s about getting the word out to the public – to policymakers, educators and regular people – about the role HPC Read more…

New Haswells Spark Open Season for HPC Systems

Sep 15, 2014 |

What do you get when you add more cores, improved memory bandwidth, and a notable uptick in performance out of a freshly-launched chip? One hell of a lot of announcements from a broad, hungry base of server makers. And to be fair, a lot of excitement from the HPC user community to boot. While one Read more…

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.