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SGI Announces Major Upgrades to Rackable and CloudRack Product Families

May 3, 2011 by · Comments Off on SGI Announces Major Upgrades to Rackable and CloudRack Product Families 

Webmaster ToolboxFREMONT, Calif. — SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), a trusted leader in technical computing, today announced that it now offers pre-configured data intensive solutions for its flexible and energy-efficient SGI® Rackable™ and SGI® CloudRack™ C2 family of rackmount and tray-based servers. These solutions support Hadoop as the overlying application layer, and can be designed and built with the customer’s choice of processors.

“As an open source, data-intensive programming framework, Hadoop is exploding in popularity,” said Bill Mannel, vice president of product marketing at SGI. “SGI offers a unique combination of eco-friendly hardware, open software, and expert services and support, making SGI the ideal choice for Hadoop customers. We recently completed construction of a very large Hadoop cluster for a customer in our Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, manufacturing facility, providing customized management software, and allowing our customer to use and test its system while its datacenter was being completed.” Read more

SGI Announces Cyclone™ Cloud Computing for Technical Applications

February 14, 2010 by · Comments Off on SGI Announces Cyclone™ Cloud Computing for Technical Applications 

Web Hosting ServicesFREMONT, CA — SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), a global leader in HPC and data center solutions, today announced the immediate availability of Cyclone, the world’s first large-scale, on-demand cloud computing service specifically dedicated to technical applications.

Until now, cloud solutions have been primarily focused on running important business applications like CRM, ERP, email and other database programs. Cyclone capitalizes on over 20 years of SGI high performance computing (HPC) expertise to specifically address the growing science and engineering technical markets that rely on high-end computational hardware, software and networking equipment to achieve rapid results. Cyclone initially supports a number of leading applications partners and five technical domains, including computational fluid dynamics, finite element analysis, computational chemistry and materials, computational biology and ontologies. Read more

SGI to Support Federal “JLENS” Defense Program with ICE Cube™ Modular Data Centers

December 14, 2009 by · Comments Off on SGI to Support Federal “JLENS” Defense Program with ICE Cube™ Modular Data Centers 

Web Hosting ServicesFREMONT, Calif. — SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), a global leader in HPC and data center solutions, today announced that deciBel Research, a high-technology company that provides advanced radar systems and sensor technologies to the U.S. Department of Defense, has purchased ICE Cube™, SGI’s modular data center. ICE Cube will support the U.S. Army’s Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System (JLENS) program with containerized computing.

deciBel Research ordered two 20-foot ICE Cube containers for their extreme compute density, reduced operating cost benefits and compelling deployment advantages. The modular data centers will serve as radar stimulators and as platforms for on-site simulations, evaluation exercises and training, and performance testing for the JLENS program.
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SGI to Showcase Energy Efficient Data Center Solutions at the Gartner Data Center Conference

November 30, 2009 by · Comments Off on SGI to Showcase Energy Efficient Data Center Solutions at the Gartner Data Center Conference 

Web Hosting ToolboxFREMONT, Calif. — SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), a global leader in HPC and data center solutions, today announced that it will showcase its energy efficient data center products, including CloudRack™ and ICE Cube™ modular data center, as a sponsor at the Gartner Data Center Conference from December 1-4 in Las Vegas, Nev., in booth #46. As part of the event sponsorship, SGI President and CEO Mark J. Barrenechea will present a session on the benefits of “green” data center technologies, outlining real-world examples of how new data center technologies, including modular data centers, have enabled lower total cost of ownership (TCO) by improving power distribution efficiency and curbing cooling costs.

“We believe that the Gartner Data Center Conference provides an excellent opportunity for organizations to discover innovative data center technologies that can improve their business operations,” said George Skaff, chief marketing officer at SGI. “From our ground-breaking ICE Cube to CloudRack product family, SGI delivers leading data center solutions that offer unmatched energy efficiency, high compute densities and low total cost of ownership for customers looking to bolster their bottom line without sacrificing performance.”
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SGI Announces InfiniteStorage Total Control Suite

October 15, 2009 by · Comments Off on SGI Announces InfiniteStorage Total Control Suite 

Hosting Blog FREMONT, Calif., and London, England — SGI (NASDAQ: SGI) today announced the introduction of SGI® InfiniteStorage NAS and SGI® LiveSAN™, two powerful new storage offerings within the SGI InfiniteStorage Total Control Suite, a rich set of modular software and hardware tools that enable a high-degree of storage customization using standard components. InfiniteStorage NAS and LiveSAN are key product additions for storage virtualization that will allow data center managers total control over their data environments. The two new offerings are on display at Storage Expo 2009 in London at SGI booth #464.

SGI’s InfiniteStorage Total Control suite now includes solutions ranging from LiveSAN for block-level virtualization, global namespace solutions with InfiniteStorage NAS (network-attached storage), Data Migration Facility (DMF) for tier virtualization, and LiveArc, an advanced digital asset management framework. These best-of-breed components are available individually or as part of an integrated, scalable, “future-proof” solution set that allows for the ultimate in control over current and anticipated data management operations. Read more

SGI® Deploys Ice Cube™ Modular Data Center At Colocation Leader i/o Data centers

May 29, 2009 by · Comments Off on SGI® Deploys Ice Cube™ Modular Data Center At Colocation Leader i/o Data centers 

Webmaster ToolsFREMONT, Calif. and Phoenix, Ariz. – SGI® (NASDAQ: SGI) announced today that it recently shipped its ICE Cube™ modular data center to i/o Data Centers, a leading colocation and data center services provider based in Phoenix, Arizona, to address i/o clients’ evolving data center needs. The ICE Cube is secured, powered and connected to i/o Data Centers’ network.

Located at i/o Data Centers’ 538,000-square-foot Phoenix ONE facility, ICE Cube provides high-density server and storage capacity in 20′ and 40′ ISO shipping containers, and has capacity for up to 2,800 independent servers, 22,400 cores or 11 Petabytes of storage. i/o Data Centers supplies a secure, reliable infrastructure for the ICE Cube that includes conditioned power, temperature-controlled space and network connectivity. Read more

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