SGI Altix Trounces Competition as World’s Most Powerful Enterprise Java Application Platform

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Just as solutions from Silicon Graphics (OTC Bulletin Board: SGIDE) led the
technical computing market throughout the past two decades, the latest SGI
servers are proving unbeatable in a new marketplace: the enterprise.
With support from Intel and BEA Systems, SGI today announced that its SGI(R) Altix(R) server platform achieved world-record results on the SPECjbb2005 benchmark, an industry-standard measurement of Java*-based application performance. The results underscore the ability of the SGI Altix platform to process Java*-based business logic while scaling from small to large configurations and still maintaining its edge in price/performance.
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Speedo Dives Into Supercomputing

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To better understand how to optimize the flow of water around a swimmer and create the designs and materials to give competitive athletes a winning edge, Speedo, the world’s leading swim brand, is designing the next generation of their FASTSKIN performance swimwear using the power of Silicon Graphics (OTC: SGID) technology. Performance-intensive computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis based on data of Olympic swimmers — monitored in Speedo’s Aqualab research and development facility — is run on an SGI(R) Altix(R) high-performance computing system.
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SGI and Mitrionics Announce Joint FPGA Supercomputing Workshop Summer Tour in the U.S. and EU

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As SGI fights to stay alive, users hope for the best

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Despite filing for bankruptcy last week, Silicon Graphics officials said that users will get their products, service and support without change even as new product plans will move ahead. That message is an attempt to sooth worried users who rely on the company’s high performance computing technology.
SGI CEO and Chairman Dennis McKenna has been telling customers that he has a strategy for the company since taking his job in February.
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Belluzzo’s Nvidia pact ‘sealed SGI’s fate’

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Shortly before SGI chief Rick Belluzzo joined Microsoft, he made three fateful decisions that appear to have sealed the great company’s fate. We discussed these here this week.
Now a former staffer who lived through the brief Belluzzo era has this to add to the intrigue. It’s news to us, and the implications are … well, read on.
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