SGI launches new, cooler HPC blades

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Silicon Graphics has launched a new blade server system aimed at the high performance computing (HPC) market.
The SGI Altix ICE 8200 can house up to 128 quad-core processors – 512 cores – in a rack to deliver six TFLOPS, according to SGI.
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SGI Joins BioIT Alliance

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To spearhead new ways of sharing complex data in the bioinformatics market, SGI (NASDAQ: SGIC) today announced that the company has joined the BioIT Alliance, a group of organizations working together to realize the potential of personalized medicine. The Alliance unites the pharmaceutical, biotech, hardware, and software industries to explore new ways to share complex biomedical data and collaborate among multi-disciplinary teams to speed the pace of discovery in the life sciences.
“By joining the BioIT Alliance, SGI deepens its commitment to biosciences professionals and continues to advance innovative ways this user community can meet the challenges they face of ever-increasing workflow demands,” said Deepak Thakkar, biosciences segment manager, SGI. “We are very pleased to join the Alliance and look forward to collaborating with other distinguished members.”
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Interview with Martin Hollis

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This is an interesting interview with Martin Hollis, who helped create Goldeneye on the N64, and worked on the Gamecube’s hardware – both of which had heavy involvedment from SGI . It covers the massive benefits the game studio Rare realised when they migrated from PCs to SGI gear – despite the initial high cost, the business benefits the SGI kit delivered more than compensated.
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