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Primeur weekly 2011-11-28

The Cloud

Shipping company signs $150 million-plus data centre services agreement with HP ...

Chinese genomics giant BGI releases latest bioinformatics software and datasets ...

New EMC Atmos Cloud Delivery Platform enhancements simplify delivery of Cloud Storage-as-a-Service - fully functional in minutes ...

UniCredit Global Information Systems S.p.A. Global Markets & Treasury selects Platform Computing to deliver a private Cloud environment ...

Adaptive Computing joins forces with SGI to deliver robust HPC and Cloud solutions ...

Fujitsu simplifies and unifies Cloud management with new ServerView Resource Orchestrator V3 ...

EMC OnDemand brings Captiva, Document Sciences and Documentum to the hybrid Cloud ...

UniCredit Global Information Systems S.p.A. Global Markets & Treasury selects Platform Computing to deliver a private Cloud environment ...

Desktop Grids

CERN has 2020 vision for LHC upgrade ...

Mersenne@home launched as new BOINC project ...

New Stanford software takes Folding@home's biological research to supercomputers ...

EuroFlash

projectiondesign launches 2nd Generation LED projector, the FL35 wqxga ...

PRACE awards 91 million processor core hours on the DECI call to 35 projects, new call open ...

Numascale, IBM and the University of Oslo together in European PRACE project for emerging technology ...

EMI 1 Update 10 now available ...

Fujitsu launches Hybrid Cloud Services for Microsoft Windows Azure customers ...

The impending revolution of low-power quantum computers ...

USFlash

K computer research results awarded ACM Gordon Bell Prize ...

Cray enters the integrated storage market ...

Adaptive Computing rocks the enterprise with new Moab HPC Suite - Enterprise Edition ...

3 DOE labs now connected with ultra-high speed network ...

Rankings released for supercomputers doing big data ...

NVIDIA Tesla GPUs again power world's greenest Petaflop supercomputer ...

Researchers get $7.5 million grant to combat nerve agents ...

K computer no. 1 in four benchmarks at HPC Challenge Awards ...

Whamcloud and Fujitsu to collaborate on Lustre development ...

SGI customers accelerate research efforts with new AMD Opteron 6200 series processors ...

HP to transform server market with single platform for mission-critical computing ...

EMC expands "no compromise" storage for High Performance Computing at SC11 ...

SGI customers accelerate research efforts with new AMD Opteron 6200 series processors

14 Nov 2011 Fremont - SGI has begun shipping to customers worldwide its SGI Rackable and SGI ICE server lines incorporating AMD Opteron 6200 series processors. These servers are in use across a broad range of applications, including astrophysics; earth sciences, including climatology and seismology; homeland security; and Cloud storage.

The SGI ICE 8400 was launched with AMD Opteron 6100 Series processors in November 2010, allowing customers to enjoy world-renowned SGI quality and performance in the HPC-optimized, large scale-out platform. The ICE server set world-record performance on the SPEC MPIM2007 and MPIL2007 (base and peak) benchmarks for systems based on AMD Opteron processors. It simply requires a socket-level upgrade to the new AMD Opteron 6200 Series processors. Supporting up to four different InfiniBand networking topologies, the ICE platform with AMD processors is flexible for all customer applications.

"Our customers are using their AMD-powered SGI servers to break new barriers in research and engineering", stated Bill Mannel, vice president of product marketing at SGI. "With industry-leading core counts, the AMD Opteron 6000 Series processors allow applications needing multiple cores to achieve optimal price, performance and density."

At James Cook University in Australia, researchers are using SGI Rackable servers to better understand tropical climates and the impact of global warming on the Great Barrier Reef. With more than 46 percent of Australia's land mass in the tropics, it's a centre for research into tropical climates, medicine, wildlife, and coral reefs.

The University of Sao Paolo in Brazil purchased a 2,304-core SGI ICE 8400 for astronomy research in March 2011. "The computing power, with more cores than the SGI ICE 8400 system with AMD Opteron 6000 Series processors, enables us to dramatically increase the scale and scope of the problems we are studying", stated Dr. Alex C. Carciofi, professor in the Astronomy Department of the University of Sao Paulo. "This is helping us to understand more about this vast universe in which we all live."

"SGI server and storage solutions built with AMD Opteron 6200 Series processors will provide scale and flexibility to a diverse field of HPC challenges", stated Paul Struhsaker, corporate vice president and general manager, Commercial Business at AMD. "Customers are demanding more compute and power-efficient cores, and SGI provides the systems with the software, support and services to enable them."

SGI Rackable and ICE server lines with AMD Opteron 6200 Series processors are shipping now.
Source: Rackable Systems

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2011-11-28

The Cloud

Shipping company signs $150 million-plus data centre services agreement with HP ...

Chinese genomics giant BGI releases latest bioinformatics software and datasets ...

New EMC Atmos Cloud Delivery Platform enhancements simplify delivery of Cloud Storage-as-a-Service - fully functional in minutes ...

UniCredit Global Information Systems S.p.A. Global Markets & Treasury selects Platform Computing to deliver a private Cloud environment ...

Adaptive Computing joins forces with SGI to deliver robust HPC and Cloud solutions ...

Fujitsu simplifies and unifies Cloud management with new ServerView Resource Orchestrator V3 ...

EMC OnDemand brings Captiva, Document Sciences and Documentum to the hybrid Cloud ...

UniCredit Global Information Systems S.p.A. Global Markets & Treasury selects Platform Computing to deliver a private Cloud environment ...

Desktop Grids

CERN has 2020 vision for LHC upgrade ...

Mersenne@home launched as new BOINC project ...

New Stanford software takes Folding@home's biological research to supercomputers ...

EuroFlash

projectiondesign launches 2nd Generation LED projector, the FL35 wqxga ...

PRACE awards 91 million processor core hours on the DECI call to 35 projects, new call open ...

Numascale, IBM and the University of Oslo together in European PRACE project for emerging technology ...

EMI 1 Update 10 now available ...

Fujitsu launches Hybrid Cloud Services for Microsoft Windows Azure customers ...

The impending revolution of low-power quantum computers ...

USFlash

K computer research results awarded ACM Gordon Bell Prize ...

Cray enters the integrated storage market ...

Adaptive Computing rocks the enterprise with new Moab HPC Suite - Enterprise Edition ...

3 DOE labs now connected with ultra-high speed network ...

Rankings released for supercomputers doing big data ...

NVIDIA Tesla GPUs again power world's greenest Petaflop supercomputer ...

Researchers get $7.5 million grant to combat nerve agents ...

K computer no. 1 in four benchmarks at HPC Challenge Awards ...

Whamcloud and Fujitsu to collaborate on Lustre development ...

SGI customers accelerate research efforts with new AMD Opteron 6200 series processors ...

HP to transform server market with single platform for mission-critical computing ...

EMC expands "no compromise" storage for High Performance Computing at SC11 ...