Small bird wants SGI to fly in private

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A major investor in SGI wants to move the infamously fallen server vendor to the relative safety of the private sector.

According to a regulatory filing yesterday, Whippoorwill Associates will begin discussions with the company’s board of directors and leading stockholders about “unlocking the company’s true value,” including a possible going-private gesture.

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SGI Altix 4700 Leverages Shared Memory and Scalability to Deliver Traffic Modeling and Analysis

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SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — An SGI(R) Altix(R) 4700 from SGI NASDAQ: SGIC is enabling sophisticated traffic simulation at the recently unveiled Universal Transportation Model Simulation Center (UTMSC) at City College of New York (CCNY). The center is using the high performance computing solution to run traffic simulators and models for traffic planning, signal optimization and network flow. These models can be used to meet escalating traffic demands or to establish an effective transportation plan in the event of a disaster.
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Sao Paulo’s National Center for High Performance Computing, CENAPAD-SP, Leverages SGI Technology to Accelerate Research

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SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Today marks the inauguration of a major addition of SGI NASDAQ: SGIC technology at the National Center for High Performance Computing – Sao Paulo (CENAPAD-SP). With this recent expansion, CENAPAD-SP is one of the largest SGI(R) Altix(R) computer installations — and one of the largest HPC facilities — in Brazil. Shipped in September, CENAPAD-SP, at the Universidad de Campinas (Unicamp), completed the installation of four new SGI(R) Altix(R) 450 systems and added 25TB to an existing 5TB SGI(R) InfiniteStorage system. The new and larger-capacity SGI systems join four SGI(R) Altix(R) 350 systems purchased two years ago, which have been in constant use on a large variety of physics and chemistry research by universities and state laboratories throughout Brazil.

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Intel shoves Larrabee and visualization goldmine to 2010

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Physically, we were sitting yesterday in an auditorium at Intel’s Santa Clara headquarters. But our mind kept transporting to SGI’s old 3D wonder lab where it would show off the latest in graphics technology and high-end visualization systems. That’s because Intel kept dishing out slideware on its visualization ambitions and graphics product plans.
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This is well worth a read, keeping in mind the Project Ultraviolet work that has been very quiet in the last few years.

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At Technische Universitat Dresden, SGI Altix Accelerates Three Months of Research Into a Single Day

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SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — At Technische Universitat Dresden (TU Dresden), a massive deployment of compute and data management solutions from SGI is enabling researchers throughout Germany to break through information processing barriers in a broad range of disciplines, including physics, chemistry, engineering, bioinformatics and nanotechnology.

TU Dresden’s Center for Information Services and High-Performance Computing (ZIH) installed an SGI(R) Altix(R) 4700 system powered by 2,048 Intel(R) Itanium(R) 2 processor cores and 6.5 Terabytes (TB) of main memory. The supercomputer can deliver 11.9 trillion floating point operations per second (TFLOPS), making it the most powerful system in the East German Federal States.

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