SGI Mobilizes Accelerator Technology Innovators in Effort to Boost Scientific Application Performance

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DRESDEN, Germany, June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — International Supercomputing Conference Booth D23-D26 — As the world’s high-performance computing (HPC) community gathers at ISC ’08 this week, SGI NASDAQ: SGIC today launched a collaborative initiative aimed at using a range of accelerator technologies to dramatically boost the performance of scientific applications.

The new SGI(R) Accelerator Enabling Program rallies industry innovators — including NVIDIA, XtremeData, Inc., PACT XPP Technologies and ClearSpeed(TM) Technology — to collaborate with Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and customers to determine the optimal accelerator choice for specific scientific disciplines.

Accelerator technologies include specialized processors, graphics engines and other devices that increase the speed of critical functions within an application. When used as part of an overall HPC solution from SGI, these technologies have been shown to improve performance by orders of magnitude — and at significantly less cost than traditional system scale-outs.

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As Enterprises Struggle With Data Growth and Complexity, SGI Unveils New Data Warehouse Solution for Oracle Users

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SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Today’s enterprisesface a constellation of challenges brought by soaring data volumes,increasingly complex analyses, multiple workflows, and ever larger populationsof users. Those trends are bearing down on the data warehouses thatorganizations rely on to turn raw data into actionable insights.
Now, a new SGI(R) solution optimized for Oracle(R) data warehousesaddresses the needs of this emerging class of enterprise customer. Builtspecifically for Complex Decision Support environments, the new data warehousesolution was launched today by SGI (Nasdaq: SGIC).
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Donostia International Physics Center Adds SGI Technology for Material Science Research

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SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC), an SGI customer since 2001, is a leading organization devoted to the promotion of scientific research in basic and applied physics. The recent purchase of four new SGI(R) Altix(R) 4700 systems and an SGI InfiniteStorage solution — in addition to the SGI Altix 4700 system purchased a little over a year ago — has enabled the center in San Sebastian, Spain, to upgrade its technical computing capability to further optimize research results. DIPC selected the new SGI Altix systems to easily meet the demands of larger data sets requiring very fast interconnect. The new systems have also allowed the institute to greatly expand by attracting many new researchers and professors.
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