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Primeur weekly 2011-05-02

EuroFlash

Altair's PBS Professional added to Dell's high-performance computing solution portfolio ...

Research consortium led by University Bordeaux 1 chooses ClusterVision to deliver TOP500-class supercomputer ...

DEISA PRACE Symposium 2011 attracted over 200 participants from 26 countries ...

1,000th person trained in supercomputer techniques ...

USFlash

HP becomes SAP-certified global provider of Cloud services ...

L-3 Communications selects Digipede for high-throughput image processing Grid ...

Securities firm boosts data centre performance with solutions from HP ...

Mellanox introduces SwitchX with Virtual Protocol Interconnect technology ...

NASA Center for Climate Simulation doubles computational power for users ...

NNSA launches new advanced supercomputing website with a week of on-line features ...

NNSA announces new space debris modelling ...

PHH Corporation selects Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud and Oracle Exadata Database Machine as part of a complete Oracle technology solution for its next-generation Common Technology Platform ...

healthAlliance selects Oracle Exadata to deliver a shared services platform to five New Zealand District Health Boards ...

Indiana University supports researchers, inspires innovation and secures more research grants with web-based data environment ...

SOURCECORP BPS turns to Oracle Exadata Database Machine for improved performance and scalability of transactional content management solutions ...

WebNMS integrates MySQL and Oracle Database 11g to help communications service providers to achieve high scalability, performance and reliability ...

Platform Computing marks launch of Symphony 5.1 with significant momentum in financial services market ...

Diamonds shine in quantum networks ...

Sandia National Laboratories powers one of world's fastest, most energy efficient supercomputers with Oracle's Sun servers ...

TeraGrid: Paying it forward in the wake of disaster ...

Asia@home Hackfest videos are now available ...

Voxel enhances its Cloud hosting services by offering free SaaS application performance management from New Relic ...

SGI announces major upgrades to Rackable and CloudRack product families ...

Supermicro introduces supercompact, high-efficiency power supply ...

Supermicro's expanding product line ideal for next generation of embedded applications ...

SGI announces major upgrades to Rackable and CloudRack product families

28 Apr 2011 Fremont - SGI, a trusted expert in technical computing, now offers pre-configured data intensive solutions for its flexible and energy-efficient SGI Rackable and SGI CloudRack C2 family of rackmount and tray-based servers. These solutions support Hadoop as the overlying application layer, and can be designed and built with the customer's choice of processors.

"As an open source, data-intensive programming framework, Hadoop is exploding in popularity", stated Bill Mannel, vice president of product marketing at SGI. "SGI offers a unique combination of eco-friendly hardware, open software, and expert services and support, making SGI the ideal choice for Hadoop customers. We recently completed construction of a very large Hadoop cluster for a customer in our Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, manufacturing facility, providing customized management software, and allowing our customer to use and test its system while its datacenter was being completed."

In addition to data-intensive solutions, SGI offers other pre-configured solutions for high-frequency or algorithmic trading, web content distribution, cloud storage, high-performance academic computing and web social networking. SGI and its key customers in the cloud, at national supercomputing centres, in the financial industry and at national defense establishments work together to build these solutions from the best components available in the industry. Now every customer worldwide can take advantage of already completed work and deploy quickly by utilizing these robust and proven configurations.

"There is a wide spectrum of data-intensive problems in government, academia and the commercial world that need powerful solutions", stated Steve Conway, IDC research vice president, HPC. "These include fraud detection, financial and economic modeling, drug discovery and epidemiology, weather and climate modelling, oil exploration, power grid management, and many others. SGI offers products with strong memory and I/O capabilities that are purpose-built to excel on data-intensive tasks, as well as their compute-intensive counterparts."

These solutions take advantage of new technologies introduced in the SGI Rackable and CloudRack server lines over the past quarter. Leading the technology push is the new SGI "D-Rack", or "destination rack" cabinet offering, which consolidates many legacy cabinet designs into a single and highly flexible configuration. This new cabinetry is based around a 19-inch width and offers the following:

  • Industry-standard depth and width with a hot and cold aisle configuration;
  • Innovative back-to-back SGI configuration with thermally efficient, center-chimney cooling for half-depth chassis;
  • Water-cooled configuration with rear-mounted radiators;
  • Standard 42U size, with an extension allowing up to 48U;
  • AC- or DC-based configurations.

SGI has also completed a major refresh to its Rackable standard-depth and half-depth chassis product family, upgrading all core infrastructures to enable 6 Gb/s SAS host and drive connectivity for storage server and EBOD storage configurations. This complete upgrade enables enhanced performance to the modular efficiencies of D-Rack and the Rackable line. Additionally, the Rackable line now fully supports new 3TB SATA drives, adding increased density to the current lineup of 2.5 and 3.5 inch SATA, SAS and SSD offerings.

In addition to the chassis refresh, SGI now supports:

  • An AC version of its popular CloudRack tray-based server platform;
  • Redundant Power Supply (RPS) in its Rackable 2005, 2U half-depth server chassis;
  • A 24-inch width version of its Foundation rack, supporting both back-to-back and flow-through air configurations.
These pre-configured solutions are available for immediate ordering and shipment.
Source: Rackable Systems

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2011-05-02

EuroFlash

Altair's PBS Professional added to Dell's high-performance computing solution portfolio ...

Research consortium led by University Bordeaux 1 chooses ClusterVision to deliver TOP500-class supercomputer ...

DEISA PRACE Symposium 2011 attracted over 200 participants from 26 countries ...

1,000th person trained in supercomputer techniques ...

USFlash

HP becomes SAP-certified global provider of Cloud services ...

L-3 Communications selects Digipede for high-throughput image processing Grid ...

Securities firm boosts data centre performance with solutions from HP ...

Mellanox introduces SwitchX with Virtual Protocol Interconnect technology ...

NASA Center for Climate Simulation doubles computational power for users ...

NNSA launches new advanced supercomputing website with a week of on-line features ...

NNSA announces new space debris modelling ...

PHH Corporation selects Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud and Oracle Exadata Database Machine as part of a complete Oracle technology solution for its next-generation Common Technology Platform ...

healthAlliance selects Oracle Exadata to deliver a shared services platform to five New Zealand District Health Boards ...

Indiana University supports researchers, inspires innovation and secures more research grants with web-based data environment ...

SOURCECORP BPS turns to Oracle Exadata Database Machine for improved performance and scalability of transactional content management solutions ...

WebNMS integrates MySQL and Oracle Database 11g to help communications service providers to achieve high scalability, performance and reliability ...

Platform Computing marks launch of Symphony 5.1 with significant momentum in financial services market ...

Diamonds shine in quantum networks ...

Sandia National Laboratories powers one of world's fastest, most energy efficient supercomputers with Oracle's Sun servers ...

TeraGrid: Paying it forward in the wake of disaster ...

Asia@home Hackfest videos are now available ...

Voxel enhances its Cloud hosting services by offering free SaaS application performance management from New Relic ...

SGI announces major upgrades to Rackable and CloudRack product families ...

Supermicro introduces supercompact, high-efficiency power supply ...

Supermicro's expanding product line ideal for next generation of embedded applications ...