"Our hearts and condolences go out to those affected by the tragedy in Japan. The SGI commitment to our Japanese customers remains steadfast and we are ready to help in any way possible", stated SGI CEO Mark J. Barrenechea. "By offering free access to SGI Cyclone, we can assist organisations that may have lost capabilities or are experiencing unpredictable circumstances, allowing them to restart critical aspects of their business more quickly and reliably."
Cyclone is the Cloud computing offering for technical computing applications such as computational biology, computational chemistry and materials, computational fluid dynamics, finite element analysis, and computational electromagnetics. The service capitalizes on over twenty years of SGI technical computing expertise, and addresses markets that rely on high-end computational hardware, software and networking equipment to achieve rapid results. SGI Cloud customers have access to some of the world's fastest supercomputing hardware architectures with robust storage for integrated long term data archiving. The company is making its Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) service models available to customers.
"Businesses throughout Japan are dealing with significant challenges", stated Nobuhiko Nakatsu, president of SGI Japan. "Our first priority is our customers and others we may be able to assist, and we stand ready with SGI Cyclone to aid those who can utilize this service to help rebuild their businesses effectively and efficiently."