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Primeur weekly 2011-06-27

Exascale supercomputing

Intel equipped to lead industry to era of exascale computing ...

Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe collaborates with Australian National University on supercomputer research ...

The Cloud

Fujitsu launches Global Cloud Platform service powered by Microsoft Windows Azure ...

Interxion joins the Cloud Industry Forum ...

BMC Software continues its commitment to the mainframe through the acquisition of IMS products from NEON Enterprise Software ...

BMC Software and Unisys join forces to deliver advanced Cloud solutions ...

IBM takes University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to the Cloud ...

Zoo and Aquarium Association uses IBM Cloud technology to support endangered species programme ...

IBM launches Smart Cloud for disaster recovery and data archive ...

Oracle Health Sciences delivers Oracle Argus safety from the Cloud ...

EuroFlash

Firestorm from Danish Vestas - a 150 Tflop/s supercomputer - will start operating mid June ...

New supercomputer at the Technical University of Denmark will chase novel genes ...

BBVA relies on a new Bull supercomputer ...

NGD Europe Data Centre begins $20 million expansion to meet growing customer demand ...

HP helps energy companies and academic institutions advance critical research ...

USFlash

Center for Composite Materials acquires lightning fast shared memory supercomputer ...

Tianhe-1A supercomputing simulations promise better c-Si understanding ...

McGill University and IBM develop Quebec's most powerful and energy-efficient supercomputer cluster ...

IBM's Watson computing system honoured as "Person of the Year" ...

SGI marks supercomputing milestone with over 500 Altix UV systems delivered ...

Fujitsu and Platform computing partner to deliver enhanced HPC and cluster management solutions ...

NeSI to be launched ...

iVEC@Murdoch supercomputer launched ...

NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center enters new phase ...

New IBM Analytics technology helps clients unlock big data ...

Putting a new spin on computing ...

SGI marks supercomputing milestone with over 500 Altix UV systems delivered

13 Jun 2011 Fremont - SGI has surpassed the milestone of having shipped over 500 SGI Altix UV high performance computing (HPC) systems since it began commercial delivery in June 2010. One of the most recent systems was ordered by LRZ: Leibniz Supercomputing Centre in Munich. LRZ is the computer center for Munich's universities and for the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities. It manages the scientific data network in Munich, offers a variety of data services, and provides high-end computing facilities for the scientific community in and beyond Germany.

SGI Altix UV continues to gain momentum for a broad range of customers that require large shared memory solutions for research, image processing and genomics. Sales to government agencies in the United States and throughout Europe and Asia include:

  • BBSRC Genome Analysis Centre (London)
  • Genome Institute in Singapore
  • Institut de Biologie et Chimie des Protéines
  • Institute for Cancer Research (London)
  • National Institute of Infectious Diseases (Japan)
  • National Institutes of Health
  • University of Minnesota Supercomputer Center

SGI Altix UV design wins in intelligence, threat detection, and weapons system simulations to major defense industry and intelligence contractors, integrators and programme offices include agencies in the United States and Israel, and the Atomic Weapons Establishment based in the United Kingdom.

Pre-eminent university customers that are using Altix UV for a growing number of applications, such as climate and financial modelling, large-scale simulation, and mathematics, include:

  • Cambridge University's COSMOS Project
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • CESCA (Catalonia Supercomputing Centre)
  • Danish Technical University
  • ERI: Earthquake Research Institute, The University of Tokyo
  • IFS: Institute of Fluid Science, Tohoku University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Pontificia Universidade Catolica (Rio de Janeiro)
  • Swiss National Supercomputing Center (CSCS)
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Zurich
  • US Department of Agriculture

Many SGI commercial customers run multi-purpose workloads from analysis and simulation to post-processing systems, and include:

  • 3M
  • AT&T
  • Daimler AG
  • Sikorsky

SGI Altix UV is the world's fastest and most scalable shared memory supercomputer. It has been selected by many of the world's leading companies for its superior performance, standards-based operation and ease of use. With the new Intel Xeon processor E7 product family, Altix UV delivers enhanced capability for managing complex workloads such as database management, fraud detection, signal processing, real-time analytics, and complex scientific and engineering simulations.

As the world's most scalable x86 platform, customers can deploy standard Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows-based applications to the maximum scale possible of 256 physical cores and 2 terabytes of memory. Altix UV 1000 with 256 cores of Intel Xeon processor 7500 series and 2 TB of memory has four times the x86 scalability of HP and 2.6 times the scalability of IBM.
Source: Rackable Systems

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2011-06-27

Exascale supercomputing

Intel equipped to lead industry to era of exascale computing ...

Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe collaborates with Australian National University on supercomputer research ...

The Cloud

Fujitsu launches Global Cloud Platform service powered by Microsoft Windows Azure ...

Interxion joins the Cloud Industry Forum ...

BMC Software continues its commitment to the mainframe through the acquisition of IMS products from NEON Enterprise Software ...

BMC Software and Unisys join forces to deliver advanced Cloud solutions ...

IBM takes University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to the Cloud ...

Zoo and Aquarium Association uses IBM Cloud technology to support endangered species programme ...

IBM launches Smart Cloud for disaster recovery and data archive ...

Oracle Health Sciences delivers Oracle Argus safety from the Cloud ...

EuroFlash

Firestorm from Danish Vestas - a 150 Tflop/s supercomputer - will start operating mid June ...

New supercomputer at the Technical University of Denmark will chase novel genes ...

BBVA relies on a new Bull supercomputer ...

NGD Europe Data Centre begins $20 million expansion to meet growing customer demand ...

HP helps energy companies and academic institutions advance critical research ...

USFlash

Center for Composite Materials acquires lightning fast shared memory supercomputer ...

Tianhe-1A supercomputing simulations promise better c-Si understanding ...

McGill University and IBM develop Quebec's most powerful and energy-efficient supercomputer cluster ...

IBM's Watson computing system honoured as "Person of the Year" ...

SGI marks supercomputing milestone with over 500 Altix UV systems delivered ...

Fujitsu and Platform computing partner to deliver enhanced HPC and cluster management solutions ...

NeSI to be launched ...

iVEC@Murdoch supercomputer launched ...

NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center enters new phase ...

New IBM Analytics technology helps clients unlock big data ...

Putting a new spin on computing ...