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Primeur weekly 2012-02-20

Special

European Commission serious about supercomputing ...

Exascale supercomputing

University of Tsukuba, Xtreme-X supercomputer now in operation ...

European Commission announces plan to double HPC investments in Europe ...

Computer scientists collect computing tools for next-generation machines ...

The Cloud

MTU selects Altair as its strategic partner for CAE pre- and post-processing and HPC workload management solutions ...

Red Hat expands subscription portability to the Cloud with Amazon Web Services ...

Accenture opens new research & development lab in Beijing to develop technology innovations for clients in China and Asia-Pacific region ...

BonFIRE opens 600,000 euro call for future Internet experiments and Cloud provider ...

Atos, EMC and VMware to form an open Cloud computing strategic alliance ...

HP boosts partner revenue opportunities in Cloud and services ...

VMware partners with Peake Healthcare Innovations to deliver new collaborative medical imaging Cloud ...

Oracle announces general availability of MySQL Cluster 7.2 ...

Yabi: An online research environment for Grid, High Performance and Cloud computing ...

EuroFlash

Total selects SGI for world's largest commercial HPC system ...

CURIE speeds up European research ...

Next generation of supercomputers - HECToR and BlueGene/Q - for UK researchers launched ...

EU-U.S. HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences Summer School to be organized in Dublin ...

Open competition at the 4th PRACE Industrial Seminar 16th & 17th April 2012 in Bologna, Italy ...

Emerson Network Power to demonstrate next generation communications platform from Intel, codename 'Crystal Forest' ...

Swisscom joins Red Hat Cloud ecosystem ...

USFlash

Adaptive Computing forms software development partnership with NCSA ...

SGI ICE supercomputer speeds to benchmark record ...

World's greenest supercomputer heads to Melbourne to boost health research ...

C-DAC wins NASSCOM Innovation Award 2012-Runner Up in New Technology Advancement ...

C-DAC develops Biochrome ...

Handbook of Data Intensive Computing evaluates the state-of-the-art in new field ...

Gearing up for data deluge from world's biggest radio telescope ...

HP accelerates server market transformation with self-sufficient HP ProLiant Gen8 servers ...

StackIQ updates Rocks+ infrastructure management solution for Big Data and High Performance Computing ...

HP opens new revenue opportunities for qualified partners with flexible storage services ...

$8.5 million research initiative will study best approaches for quantum memories ...

HP introduces new thin clients ...

SGI ICE supercomputer speeds to benchmark record

15 Feb 2012 Fremont - The SGI ICE 8400 high performance compute (HPC) system with AMD Opteron 6200 processors achieved the top performance number for 64-, 32-, 16-, 8-, and 4-socket configurations for the SPECMPIL2007 benchmark. The SPECMPIL benchmark is SPEC's "benchmark suite for evaluating MPI-parallel, floating point, compute intensive performance across a wide range of cluster and SMP hardware", according to the SPEC website.

The SGI ICE 8400 platform with AMD processors is a completely open platform optimized for HPC workloads and runs an off-the-shelf Linux operating system for application compatibility. Although the ICE platform is able to comfortably support multi-petaflop sized installations, design considerations allow cost effective solutions down to a half rack. Single- or dual-plane integrated InfiniBand can be cabled into four different topologies, including hypercube, enhanced hypercube, all to all, and fat-tree, allowing flexible network customization for a variety of workloads.

"The SGI ICE HPC platform is the speed and scale leader in the industry for scale-out workloads", stated Bill Mannel, vice president of product marketing at SGI. "Whether configured with a half rack or hundreds of racks, the platform is built on standard RedHat or SuSE Linux and managed by SGI Management Center, which provides full system management capabilities, along with SGI Performance Suite, with run-time optimizations."

With a full menu of supported ISV applications in the biosciences and manufacturing industries, including SGI's own open source OpenFOAM Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software, SGI ICE with AMD processors is an excellent platform for many structural analysis and CFD workflows. The platform is integrated completely with software, stood-up, and tested in SGI's manufacturing facility in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, before shipment to the customer. With an engineering team close by, any last-minute issues are quickly resolved before the platform arrives at the customer's data centre. With this attention to quality, SGI ICE achieved a nearly 100% customer satisfaction rating on a poll recently conducted by SGI among current ICE customers.

"SGI ICE platforms exemplify price-performance and manageability - key values for the customer", stated Patrick Patla, vice-president, server and commercial business, AMD. "Customers will be amazed at the speed at which this new SGI offering will allow them to run their code."

SGI recently upgraded its SGI ICE 8400 to Opteron 6200 processors, and has been shipping configurations starting at $150,000 since November 2011. The company has a 2048-core ICE 8400 system with AMD 6282SE processors available for quantifying the performance of key applications.
Source: Rackable Systems

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2012-02-20

Special

European Commission serious about supercomputing ...

Exascale supercomputing

University of Tsukuba, Xtreme-X supercomputer now in operation ...

European Commission announces plan to double HPC investments in Europe ...

Computer scientists collect computing tools for next-generation machines ...

The Cloud

MTU selects Altair as its strategic partner for CAE pre- and post-processing and HPC workload management solutions ...

Red Hat expands subscription portability to the Cloud with Amazon Web Services ...

Accenture opens new research & development lab in Beijing to develop technology innovations for clients in China and Asia-Pacific region ...

BonFIRE opens 600,000 euro call for future Internet experiments and Cloud provider ...

Atos, EMC and VMware to form an open Cloud computing strategic alliance ...

HP boosts partner revenue opportunities in Cloud and services ...

VMware partners with Peake Healthcare Innovations to deliver new collaborative medical imaging Cloud ...

Oracle announces general availability of MySQL Cluster 7.2 ...

Yabi: An online research environment for Grid, High Performance and Cloud computing ...

EuroFlash

Total selects SGI for world's largest commercial HPC system ...

CURIE speeds up European research ...

Next generation of supercomputers - HECToR and BlueGene/Q - for UK researchers launched ...

EU-U.S. HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences Summer School to be organized in Dublin ...

Open competition at the 4th PRACE Industrial Seminar 16th & 17th April 2012 in Bologna, Italy ...

Emerson Network Power to demonstrate next generation communications platform from Intel, codename 'Crystal Forest' ...

Swisscom joins Red Hat Cloud ecosystem ...

USFlash

Adaptive Computing forms software development partnership with NCSA ...

SGI ICE supercomputer speeds to benchmark record ...

World's greenest supercomputer heads to Melbourne to boost health research ...

C-DAC wins NASSCOM Innovation Award 2012-Runner Up in New Technology Advancement ...

C-DAC develops Biochrome ...

Handbook of Data Intensive Computing evaluates the state-of-the-art in new field ...

Gearing up for data deluge from world's biggest radio telescope ...

HP accelerates server market transformation with self-sufficient HP ProLiant Gen8 servers ...

StackIQ updates Rocks+ infrastructure management solution for Big Data and High Performance Computing ...

HP opens new revenue opportunities for qualified partners with flexible storage services ...

$8.5 million research initiative will study best approaches for quantum memories ...

HP introduces new thin clients ...