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Primeur live 2010-06-01

Blog

Primeur Live! from ISC10: 15th anniversary of Live reporting from the supercomputing conference ...

Hardware

CSC is looking for a HPC specialist ...

Silicon-photonics: one of three miracles to advance future exascale supercomputing ...

Japan is taking HPC out of the freezer ...

Applications

Multi-scale haemodynamics of extreme value to research the process of blood flow in cardiac disease ...

TOP500

Juelich Supercomputer JUGENE is Europe's fastest computer ...

Company news

University of Frankfurt selects ClusterVision to build 20,784 processor supercomputer ...

NEC's solutions for increasing sustained performance in High Performance Computing ...

VSG announces new release of Avizo software for scientific and industrial data visualization and analysis ...

Sweden's Royal Institute of Technology orders a Cray XT6m supercomputer ...

SGI announces hybrid computing platform to deliver a Petaflop in a single cabinet ...

SGI announces first shipments of complete Altix UV 1000 systems ...

Quick glance at the Exhibition Froum at ISC'10: superfast solutions, butterflies on stilts and Zuse paintings ...

Lancaster University awards Viglen and Platform Computing first class honours for High Performance Computing Topics: institutions, News, research ...

Eurotech presents Aurora Au-5600, one of the first Intel Cluster Ready supercomputers supporting the new 6-core Intel Xeon processor 5600 series. ...

HPC Advisory Council showcases multivendor 120Gb/s network demonstration at ISC'10 ...

SGI announces first shipments of complete Altix UV 1000 systems

1 Jun 2010 Hamburg - SGI has shipped the first complete systems of Altix UV 1000, which are fully functional for use by its high performance computing (HPC) customers. Those among the first to benefit from Altix UV include scientific research institutions such as Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC), Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ), and University of Cambridge.

"These shipments of Altix UV are a major milestone for our customers and SGI", stated Mark J. Barrenechea, SGI CEO. "The Altix UV platform is transformative to how customers can deploy the next generation of computing for the world's most demanding work loads, including traditional HPC, databases, I/O and cyber security."

Altix UV delivers unmatched scalability with up to 2,048 cores with architectural provisioning for up to 262,144 cores, and supports up to 16 terabytes (TB) of global shared memory in a single system image (SSI). Altix UV leverages NUMAlink 5, SGI's high speed 15GB per second interconnect, and MPI Offload Engine (MOE) acceleration for superior performance. Altix UV is ideal for open source, custom and commercial HPC applications, and enterprise databases, as well as scalable I/O, data analytics and cyber security workloads.

"As one of the first users of Altix UV, we are excited to continue to work with SGI to explore the many new computational capabilities that are now available to the scientific community with its introduction", stated Michael Levine, scientific director at Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center. "The Altix UV product line allows for unmatched scalability and performance for demanding, shared memory applications, and greatly expands the range of HPC computing capabilities."

Altix UV is built on open standard technologies from Intel Xeon to Linux. The system's x86 architecture incorporates the latest Intel® Xeon® series 7500 processors, and supports out of the box Novell SUSE or Red Hat Linux operating systems.

"Supercomputing centers demand outstanding performance on a wide range of workloads. By shipping Altix UV systems, SGI has innovatively leveraged the scalability, memory capacity and efficient performance of the Intel Xeon 7500 processor series to satisfy a wide range of high performance computing application requirements", stated Richard Dracott, general manager of high performance computing at Intel. "Intel has worked in close engineering co-operation with SGI to enable this, and we are excited to see this product in the market."

SGI's comprehensive management and performance software stack is available on all Altix UV systems for a consistent user experience. Altix UV is shipping immediately. Pricing can be provided upon request.
Source: Rackable Systems

Back to Table of contents

Primeur live 2010-06-01

Blog

Primeur Live! from ISC10: 15th anniversary of Live reporting from the supercomputing conference ...

Hardware

CSC is looking for a HPC specialist ...

Silicon-photonics: one of three miracles to advance future exascale supercomputing ...

Japan is taking HPC out of the freezer ...

Applications

Multi-scale haemodynamics of extreme value to research the process of blood flow in cardiac disease ...

TOP500

Juelich Supercomputer JUGENE is Europe's fastest computer ...

Company news

University of Frankfurt selects ClusterVision to build 20,784 processor supercomputer ...

NEC's solutions for increasing sustained performance in High Performance Computing ...

VSG announces new release of Avizo software for scientific and industrial data visualization and analysis ...

Sweden's Royal Institute of Technology orders a Cray XT6m supercomputer ...

SGI announces hybrid computing platform to deliver a Petaflop in a single cabinet ...

SGI announces first shipments of complete Altix UV 1000 systems ...

Quick glance at the Exhibition Froum at ISC'10: superfast solutions, butterflies on stilts and Zuse paintings ...

Lancaster University awards Viglen and Platform Computing first class honours for High Performance Computing Topics: institutions, News, research ...

Eurotech presents Aurora Au-5600, one of the first Intel Cluster Ready supercomputers supporting the new 6-core Intel Xeon processor 5600 series. ...

HPC Advisory Council showcases multivendor 120Gb/s network demonstration at ISC'10 ...