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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