SGI UV can run anything from desktop applications to common cluster applications, making it an alternative to small to medium clusters. Users can focus on outcomes, not algorithms and therefore rapidly innovate; taking analysis from a laptop, scaling it up on SGI UV with no re-writing of code or moving data to different systems required. With support for a variety of file systems and storage options, including SGI DMF, which makes storage hierarchies look like a local drive, SGI UV 2 offers a complete solution.SGI UV 2 provides the fastest path to solve multi-terabyte problems, making it the ideal platform to accelerate the pace of innovation in decision support, genomics and bioscience, chemistry and materials, physics, integrative systems science, national security, product design, and other data-intensive fields. The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) and Centre Biological Sciences (CBS) at the Danish Technical University, both widely recognized in their respective fields of next-gen sequencing and metagenomics respectively, are among the first organizations to deploy SGI UV 2 for these research areas. For more information on CBS, join the upcoming webinar “Conquering Complexities in Cancer Research.” No-limit computing, built on industry standards With world-leading scalability, users of SGI UV 2 can leave the node memory limits of scale-out computing behind on an open, industry standard platform. SGI UV 2 features the latest Intel® Xeon® processor E5 product family and runs unmodified, off-the-shelf Linux® software. SGI UV 2 also supports Intel’s many integrated cores (MIC) technology as well as NVIDIA® Quadro® GPUs and Tesla® Accelerators. “SGI has taken advantage of Intel’s new Xeon processors to design the highly differentiated SGI UV 2 delivering strong performance for applications ranging from in-memory data mining to a wide range of commercial applications to data-intensive High Performance Computing and beyond,” said Raj Hazra, IAG vice president and general manager Technical Computing Group, Intel. “SGI UV 2 shows what is possible with a single-image compute system for commercial and scientific applications.”
Availability:SGI UV 2000 is available immediately. SGI UV 20 can be ordered today and will start shipping in August 2012. Pricing starts at $30,000 USD. 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), Facebook (facebook.com/sgiglobal), YouTube (youtube.com/sgicorp), and LinkedIn. © 2012 Silicon Graphics International Corporation. SGI and the SGI logo 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. NVIDIA, Quadro and Tesla are registered trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their respective holders. 1Calculation based on floating point performance and standard web price of HP ProLiant DL980 server and SGI UV 2 standard pricing. 2SPEC® and the benchmark names SPECompL®, 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)* SPECint_rate_base2006 at 16700. #3 of all published numbers* SPECfp_rate_base2006 at 12000. #3 of all published numbers 3The COSMOS consortium, headed by Professor Hawking, is part of the UK DiRAC HPC facility, funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council and Department of Business, Innovation and Skills. Please direct enquiries to Andrey Kaliazin, COSMOS system manager, or Professor Paul Shelled, Director.