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Total Selects SGI ICE X HPC System for its "Pangea" Supercomputer

Mar 25, 2013 | Total has selected the SGI ICE X HPC system for Pangea, the largest commercial HPC system in the world.

UK’S N8 Research Partnership Universities Expand Research Capabilities With SGI High Performance Computer System from Esteem Systems

Jul 12, 2012 | Collaboration with Esteem Systems helps secure £2.5m of research funding and deepens regional supercomputing expertise

SGI Introduces UV 2 Supercomputer: A Machine for the Missing Middle?

Jun 15, 2012 | To be introduced at ISC in Hamburg on Monday, the SGI UV 2 is the world's largest shared memory system. Ease of use, affordability, and scalability should make this next generational platform appealing to medium sized manufacturers.

CSC – IT Center for Science Ltd. Selects SGI ICE Cube Air to Increase HPC Capacity

Jun 13, 2012 | Pre-fabricated air-cooled modular data center to transform former industrial site

SGI Takes Big Data Performance to New Levels with Intel Xeon Processor E5 Family

May 14, 2012 | Decade of strong technology collaboration continues to raise the bar with world record benchmarks

SGI Awarded $27.8 Million DoD Contract

May 09, 2012 | Air Force Research Laboratory DOD Supercomputing Resource Center selects SGIi® ICE™ x hpc system with storage and support as part of four year program

SGI and Altair Lead Efforts for Power-Efficient Exascale Computing

Apr 16, 2012 | Collaboration between HPC leaders tightens integration and forges product roadmap

National Institute of Genetics Adopts SGI HPC Solution for New Supercomputer System

Mar 01, 2012 | Leading Japanese institution selects SGI UVTM 1000 with 10TB of memory for genomics research

SGI ICE Supercomputer and Advanced Manufacturing

Feb 27, 2012 | Due to its cost and complexity, high performance computing (HPC) historically has been restricted to the big guys – government labs, the military, large corporations, and well-heeled academic institutions (if that’s not an oxymoron these days). But the new supercomputer from SGI marches to a different drummer. Is the SGI ICE 8400 system just what the small to medium sized manufacturers have been waiting for?

SGI ICE Supercomputer Speeds to Benchmark Record

Feb 15, 2012 | Multiple socket AMD configurations starting at just $150,000.

SGI ICE X Business Reaches $90 Million Within Eight Weeks of Launch

Jan 11, 2012 | Industry-leading platform delivers most successful launch in company history.

COSMOS & Miracle Consortia Select SGI Technology to Close in on the Big Bang & Exoplanets

Jan 06, 2012 | Research collaboration led by Professor Stephen Hawking and DiRAC delect next-heneration SGI UV shared memory system

Mark J. Barrenechea Resigns as CEO of SGI, Ronald D. Verdoorn Named Interim CEO

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SGI Introduces Next-Generation Ice X Scale-Out Bladed HPC Cluster

Nov 14, 2011 | SGI today announced the introduction of SGI ICE X, the next-generation of the award-winning ICE scale-out high performance computing (HPC) blade server product line.

Next Generation SGI ICE X Scale-Out Bladed HPC Cluster Introduced at SC11

Nov 14, 2011 | Since it was first introduced in 2007, SGI has gotten a lot of mileage out of its SGI ICE platforms. With today’s announcement at SC11, the company is upping the ante by introducing its fifth generation of these popular HPC clusters – the SGI ICE X, code named “Carlsbad 3.0.” The new system features a number of enhancements over previous generations, including enhanced cooling options at the node level and a higher density form factor through unique blade design, supporting up to 2,304 processor cores per rack.

SGI Expands CFD Capability with OpenCFD Acquisition

Sep 09, 2011 | After acquiring OpenCFD last month, SGI said it would continue to offer the company's flagship open-source CFD software, OpenFOAM, free to the business, government and academic communities under the GNU General Public License. The price alone promises to make CFD more available to small- to medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs), but there are software complexity and hardware challenges that must first be addressed before this can become a reality.

Tohoku University Selects SGI to Advance Fluid Science Research

Aug 23, 2011 | The Institute of Fluid Science, Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan, has begun operation of an SGI Altix UV 1000 system operating at over 32 teraflops and delivering up to 4x peak performance over the previous system.

SGI Acquires Open Source CFD Software Company OpenCFD

Aug 15, 2011 | SGI has completed the acquisition of OpenCFD Ltd., maker of open source computational fluid dynamics software.

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Feature Articles

Titan Puts a New Spin on GE’s Wind Turbine Research

Unlike traditional energy sources, wind is a trouble to tame, which has led GE to turn to advanced simulations at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to put the technology on track to cover 12 percent of the world's energy production.

Lighting a Fire Under Combustion Simulation

Combustion simulation might seem like the ultimate in esoteric technologies, but auto companies, aircraft firms and fuel designers need increasingly sophisticated software to serve the needs of 21st century engine designs. HPCwire recently got the opportunity to take a look at Reaction Design, one of the premier makers of combustion simulation software, and talk with its CEO, Bernie Rosenthal.

D-Wave Sells First Quantum Computer

On Wednesday, D-Wave Systems made history by announcing the sale of the world's first commercial quantum computer. The buyer was Lockheed Martin Corporation, who will use the machine to help solve some of their "most challenging computation problems." D-Wave co-founder and CTO Geordie Rose talks about the new system and the underlying technology.

Short Takes

Local Motors and ORNL Partner for Automotive Manufacturing

Jan 24, 2014 | Local Motors, a vehicle innovator, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have announced a new partnership that they hope will bring change to the automotive industry.

Robots Showcase Skills at DRC

Jan 22, 2014 | A month ago, the DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials (DRC) commenced. The main goal of the event was to aid in the development of robots that will someday respond to natural or even man-made disasters. At this year’s DRC, prototype robots from 16 teams were put through a series of trials in which they were to showcase their skills.

Engineers Develop Microwindmills to Power Electronics

Jan 17, 2014 | Engineers at the University of Texas at Arlington have developed a new technology that could come in handy when electronic devices run out of power. Their idea stems from a source of power generation that we are all familiar with; windmills.

Advanced Modeling Benefits Wind Farms

May 25, 2011 | Advanced computing resources optimize the site selection of wind farms.

Not Your Parents' CFD

Oct 13, 2010 | Outdated beliefs stand in the way of greater CFD adoption.

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The UberCloud HPC Experiment: Compendium of Case Studies

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