Organizations such as Stephen Hawking’s COSMOS Consortium, based at the University of Cambridge, have already committed to this platform to continue to drive cosmology research in Britain.“The collaboration with SGI will enable researchers using the COSMOS supercomputer across the UK to advance their ambitious programme of research in both cosmology and exoplanets,” said Professor Paul Shellard, director, Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge. “The incredible flexibility and scalability of this next-generation shared memory high performance computing solution from SGI accelerates our work exploiting large data sets and tackling complex simulations.” “Big Data is characterized not just by its volume but also by its velocity and variety. Moreover, Big Data can be in either structured or unstructured forms. These dynamics give rise to a broad range of demands made on a computer system, especially for high performance and comprehensive analytics,” said SGI CTO Dr. Eng Lim Goh. “Our long design relationship with Intel and the incorporation of the more robust Intel® Xeon® E5 processors, have enabled us to develop the next SGI coherent shared memory platform that scales up even higher, in compute, memory and IO, than our previous generation. The result is a system ideally suited to meet this broad spectrum of existing and emerging Big Data challenges.” Scale-out for Big Data getting a boost SGI has been one of the leading suppliers of large-scale, high performance Hadoop clusters to both large commercial enterprises and key government agencies. These systems enable companies to unlock the value from their Big Data, the semi-structured and unstructured data that typically accounts for 80% of the data in any organization. SGI Hadoop Starter Kits include all required hardware and software, all ready to go, making it simple to set up a proof of concept and scale quickly to datacenter-ready production systems. SGI Hadoop Starter Kits are now based on the new Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2400 processor and offer a 22% increase in price/performance ($/TPM) and a 27% increase in performance/watt (TPM/Watt), as compared to the previous reference implementation based on the Intel® Xeon® Processor 5600 series. Together with software from Cloudera and select analytics partners, SGI Hadoop clusters now deliver even greater performance, short time-to-production, and along with SGI shared memory platforms and storage systems, provide end-to-end solutions for large-scale data management.
AvailabilitySGI product models with full support of Intel® Xeon® processor E5 will be available this quarter. For more information, please visit sgi.com. Come experience the SGI next generation shared memory platform at the International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg, Germany, June 17-21. 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), Facebook (facebook.com/sgiglobal) and LinkedIn. © 2012 Silicon Graphics International Corporation. SGI, the SGI logo, and Rackable 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. 1SPEC® and the benchmark names SPECompL®, SPECjbb®, SPECint® and SPECfp® are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. Competitive benchmark results stated above reflect results published on www.spec.org as of May 14, 2012. For the latest SPEC benchmark results, visit www.spec.org.
|*||SPECompL2001 at 2993987 on 64 chips, 512 cores, 512 threads. 58% improvement over previous generation with Intel® Xeon® processor E7 family (SGI Altix UV 1000, SPECompL2001 = 1892885, 64 chips, 512 cores, 512 threads)|
|*||SPECjbb2005 bops = 35118352, SPECjbb2005 bops/JVM = 548724, record total throughput with an 8% improvement over previous generation with Intel® Xeon® processor E7 family (SGI Altix UV 1000 SPECjbb2005 bops = 32643008, SPECjbb2005 bops/JVM = 510047)|
|*||SPECint_rate_base2006 at 16700. #3 of all published numbers|
|*||SPECfp_rate_base2006 at 12000. #3 of all published numbers|