Built entirely on industry-standard hardware and software components, SGI ICE X is the latest generation of the world’s fastest distributed memory platform, and is being adopted by many companies due to its superior performance, standards-based operation, and ease of use. With the new Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 family, ICE X delivers up to 2,304 processor cores – over 22 teraflops of compute power – per rack, easily scaling from 36 to tens of thousands of nodes to address the world’s most challenging compute problems.“SGI focuses on speed and scale,” said Bill Mannel vice president of product marketing at SGI. “The E5-2600 family is the perfect ‘engine’ under the hood for our products. The SGI Rackable line, ICE X high performance compute line, and storage servers with Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 family will be ideal for private enterprise workloads as well as public cloud, Hadoop and HPC. Based upon our measurements, replacing 2007 systems with those based upon this new processor will yield up to a 66% reduction in their total cost of ownership² (TCO).” The SGI Modular InfiniteStorage platform is an integrated server and storage system designed to provide extreme flexibility with industry-leading density in an innovative, adaptable design. SGI engineers have incorporated breakthrough modular hardware innovations, leveraging SGI's experience in building some of the world's most powerful compute platforms, to give SGI Modular InfiniteStorage the industry's widest range of functional compute and storage scalability within the same base platform. Each of the two compute engines in the SGI MIS Server product line provides dual socket capability and will be populated with one or two processors from the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 family. “End customers such as cutting edge researchers and financial institutions are demanding significant improvements in performance and responsiveness across a diverse set of data-intensive workloads,” said Rajeeb Hazra, general manager of Technical Computing Group at Intel. “From HPC, to business intelligence, to data warehousing and beyond, SGI and Intel are providing these with compute and storage solutions based on Intel’s innovative Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 product family.”
AvailabilityThe SGI Rackable, ICE X and Modular InfiniteStorage product families with full support of Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 family will be available during Q1 2012. For more information, please visit http://www.sgi.com/products/servers/e5.html Note to Editors Editors and others are invited to listen to a podcast with NASA and SGI, hosted by Intel, describing the role of the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 family in high performance computing. About SGI SGI, the trusted leader in technical computing, is focused on helping customers solve their most demanding business and technology challenges. Visit sgi.com for more information. Connect with SGI on Twitter (@sgi_corp), YouTube (youtube.com/sgicorp), and LinkedIn. ¹(For 2X performance) Information about processor and system performance can be found here. ²TCO savings of 66% based on Intel estimates using Intel® Xeon® Processor-based Server Refresh Savings Estimator by refreshing quantity 100 2S Intel® Xeon® X5365 based servers with quantity 16 2S Intel® Xeon® E5-2690 based servers in a physical-to-physical consolidation that provides equivalent total server performance. The 4-year TCO savings based on: One time server acquisition cost of $129,968 (16 servers at $8123 each) plus installation cost of $21,800 ($1362 per server). Removing 84 servers from the data center provides network and server maintenance savings of $53,040 ($157 per server/year), utility savings of $177,540 ($528 per server/year) and OS license savings of $436,464 ($1299 per server/year). © 2012 Silicon Graphics International Corp. All rights reserved. SGI, the SGI logo, ICE X and Modular InfiniteStorage are trademarks or registered trademarks of Silicon Graphics International Corp. or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. Intel and Xeon are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their respective holders.