SGI Named a Prime Contract Holder for Seven-Year NASA Purchasing Program

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SGI today announced that the company has again been named a prime contract holder for the latest U.S. Government IT purchasing program administered by NASA.
Under the seven-year NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) IV Program, every product SGI sells is available to NASA and other U.S. Government agencies at prices published on the SEWP IV schedule. The purchasing program represents total procurements that could reach as much as $5.6 billion through April of 2014. The program involves 37 Competed Prime Contract Holders offering a wide range of IT products. SGI expects to participate in this program as it has in the past as a supplier of SGI(R) Altix(R) servers, InfiniteStorage solutions and associated services. SGI is only Contract Holder to win a Class 4, High-Performance Compute Servers, contract.
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For Scientists at East Carolina University, New SGI Altix System Trims Solution Times From Days to Hours

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A powerful new computing system from SGI (Nasdaq: SGIC) has shortened the time required to run complex calculations for biologists, chemists and engineers at East Carolina University (ECU) – in some cases, from several days to just a few hours.
Purchased with a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the new SGI(R) Altix(R) 4700 system is helping ECU researchers analyze computational models that were growing too large and complex for the university’s existing resources. The resulting performance gains also have convinced evolutionary biologists at ECU that the shared-memory Altix platform can be a superior engine for the Bayesian inference analyses, routinely run on distributed clusters.
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SGI Scientific Workflow Solutions With Strategic Software Vendors Demonstrate Accelerated Research Results at Bio-IT World

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An exciting, yet logical new approach that enables scientific organizations to deploy the best computing platform for each application workload is being showcased by SGI (NASDAQ: SGIC) this week in Boston at the BioIT World 2007 Conference and Expo. SGI(R) Scientific Workflow Solutions are application- driven to accelerate discovery in genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, genome sequencing and drug discovery.
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Breakthrough BLAST-n Solution From SGI and Mitrionics Speeds Query Performance by Up to 16 Times

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SGI (NASDAQ: SGIC) and Mitrionics(TM), Inc., today unveiled the world’s first turnkey bioinformatics appliance based on Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology and open source software. This solution is designed to break through query logjams that result from next-generation sequencing instruments and multiple genome studies using NCBI BLAST-n.
The new SGI(R) RASC(TM) Appliance for Bioinformatics – Featuring Mitrion(TM)-Accelerated BLAST-n achieves faster query times by combining SGI RASC (Reconfigurable Application-Specific Computing) technology, an accelerated version of BLAST-n software developed by Mitrionics, and the acclaimed SGI(R) Altix(R) server platform.
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