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Category: Blade Servers

Product Description

Petascale Performance Leadership

SGI ICE X is the next generation of the world's fastest distributed memory supercomputer for over four years running. This performance leadership is proven time and again, not just in the lab, but at customer sites including the largest and fastest pure compute InfiniBand cluster in the world.

The system can be configured with compute nodes comprising Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v2 series exclusively or with compute nodes comprising both Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 series and Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessors. Running on standard Linux, SGI ICE X can deliver over 172 teraflops per rack and scale from 36 to tens of thousands of nodes to solve the world's most challenging compute problems.

SGI ICE X is designed to minimize system overhead and communication bottlenecks that can rob efficiency and scalability. The system, for example, offers the highest performance and scalability for computer fluid dynamics (CFD), demonstrating up to 3,072 cores processing in parallel.

Production-Ready in Hours or Days, Not Weeks or Months

Power up and go, at scale, in less time and with less effort.

Built entirely on industry-standard hardware and software components, SGI ICE X enables access to the full spectrum of the Linux ecosystem. SGI Performance Suite optimizes the performance of Linux applications. SGI Foundation Suite optimizes drivers and system monitoring. And SGI Management Suite helps ease administration, including all-important power management, and maintain high reliability, availability and serviceability.

Ultimate Flexibility and Seamless Scalability

SGI ICE X is the only system in its class offering expandability within and across technology generations while maintaining uninterrupted production workflow, and is the only platform capable of seamless scalability from tens of teraflops to tens of petaflops. Clusters can be architected in a variety of topologies with choice of switch and single or dual plane Infiniband blade connection. The integrated bladed design offers rack-level redundant power and cooling via air, warm water or cold water, for enhanced reliability and availability. The result is a system with unmatched efficiency, performance and overall value.

Also available with storage and visualization options, SGI ICE X sets a new standard for flexibility, simplicity and ease-of-use in scale-out computing. Along with industry-leading professional services and support, SGI enables customers to efficiently overcome the challenges of complex data intensive workflows and accelerate results.

Vendor Information


SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), the trusted leader in high performance computing (HPC), was formed in May, 2009 when Rackable Systems, Inc. acquired substantially all the assets of Silicon Graphics, Inc.

SGI is focused on helping customers solve their most demanding business and technology challenges by delivering technical computing, Big Data, and cloud computing solutions that accelerate time to discovery, innovation, and profitability. The company develops, markets and sells a broad line of low-cost, mid-range and high-end scale-out and scale-up servers and data storage solutions, as well as differentiating software. SGI sells infrastructure products designed-to-order for large-scale data center deployments. In addition, it provides global customer support and professional services related to its products. SGI enables enterprises to meet their computing and storage requirements at a lower total cost of ownership and provides them greater deployment flexibility and scalability.

SGI products and services are used by the scientific, technical and business communities to solve challenging data-intensive computing, data management and visualization problems. These technical computing applications typically require large amounts of compute power along with fast and efficient data movement both within the computing system and to and from large-scale data storage installations. SGI systems access, analyze, transform, manage, visualize and store very large amounts of data in real or near real time.

The vertical markets served include the federal government, defense and strategic systems, weather and climate modeling, physical sciences, life sciences, energy (including oil and gas), aerospace and automotive, Internet, financial services, media and entertainment, business intelligence, and data analytics. Specific system applications within our target vertical markets include simulating global climate changes, accelerating engineering of new automotive designs, supporting homeland security initiatives, real-time fraud detection and gaining business intelligence through data-mining.

SGI pioneered Eco-Logical™ data center design with innovative technologies in the areas of chassis and cabinet design, power distribution techniques and hardware-based remote management capabilities. SGI offers compute servers using a proprietary half-depth design, enabling back-to-back mounting for higher server density and improved thermal management. Data center products include the ICE Cube® modular data center (MDC) product line, which augment or replace traditional brick-and-mortar facilities, and the company now offers a line of MDC solutions with a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) ratio as low as 1.02. SGI® Rackable® solutions support Hadoop as the overlying application layer, and can be designed and built with the customer's choice of processors.

SGI is a leading developer of enterprise-class, high-performance features for the Linux® operating system. We provide our customers with a standard Linux operating environment combined with our differentiated Linux extensions that improve performance, simplify system management and provide a more robust development environment.

SGI has approximately 1,500 employees worldwide and sells systems, technologies, software, and services to a base of over 6,500 customers in 50 countries through our direct and indirect sales force including OEMs, system integrators and value added resellers.