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SGI Expands Rackable Server Line to Support New NVIDIA Tesla K10 GPUs



  SGI Expands Rackable Server Line to Support New NVIDIA Tesla K10 GPUs

 Complete, Managed GPU Solution to Include SGI® GPU Starter Kit with NVIDIA®
          Tesla® K10 GPU Accelerator Packaging Software and Hardware

Business Wire

FREMONT, Calif. -- May 15, 2012

SGI (NASDAQ:SGI), the trusted leader in technical computing, today announced
the availability of a complete, managed GPU solution of its SGI® Rackable™
servers with the new high-performance NVIDIA® Tesla® K10 GPU Computing
Accelerator. Coupled with SGI Management and Performance Suite software, the
solution is built, completely integrated, and tested in SGI’s manufacturing
facility so that it can be installed at the customer site and begin running
application codes in less than a day.

The next-generation NVIDIA Tesla K10 GPU Accelerator is designed for
throughput and performance per watt. It features two ultra-efficient GK104
GPUs that provide up to 2X performance per watt for single precision
applications than its predecessor, the M2090. The NVIDIA Tesla K10 features
two GK104 GPUs with 1536 CUDA cores each and 4GB of memory operating at 160
GB/second per GPU. These GPUs are shown to be particularly well suited to
single high precision workloads, including seismic processing, signal, image
and video analysis, and radio astronomy.

“The research team at the Swinburne University of Technology has benefited
from significant improvements in processing power and research output since
our SGI Rackable system was installed in July 2011,” said Dr. Jarrod Hurley,
manager of Swinburne's supercomputer. “That system was over ten times more
powerful than its predecessor, and with the introduction of the new NVIDIA
Tesla K10 GPU Computing Accelerator we’ll look forward to building even
greater functionality and performance into our own system as our requirements
evolve.”

The baseline server for the solution is the SGI Rackable C1104G-RP5, a 1U
standard depth chassis, and the SGI 2110-RP5, a 2U standard depth chassis.
Each server features one dual-socket server powered by two Intel® Xeon®
processor E5-2600 series, and 8 DIMM slots. The C1104 can accommodate up to
four 2.5 inch hard disk drives, three PCI-E 3.0 x 16 double-width expansion
slots and dual-port GigE networking controllers, while the C2110 can
accommodate up to ten 2.5 inch hard drives, four internal PCI-E 3.0 x 16
double-width expansion slots and dual-port GigE controllers. SGI is also
announcing the availability of the SGI® GPU Starter Kit with NVIDIA® Tesla®
K10 GPU Accelerator offering a pre-configured bundle of 10 nodes.

“As a leader in design-to-order high performance computing (HPC) solutions
with over three decades of experience in accelerators applied to high
precision workloads, SGI is uniquely positioned to bring its customers hybrid
solutions of industry-standard microprocessors with GPU accelerators,” said
Bill Mannel, vice president of product marketing at SGI. “Our GPU clusters are
all you need for a powerful deployment. We’re also announcing the SGI GPU
Starter Kit, a 10-server cluster with 20 NVIDIA Tesla K10GPUs for those who
want to start enjoying the benefits of CUDA programming today in a
cost-effective solution.”

“Adding GPUs to a server delivers significant application acceleration, and
this is having a profound effect on many important industry segments,” said
Sumit Gupta, senior director of the Tesla business at NVIDIA. “SGI's new
K10-enabled SGI Rackable servers provide researchers with a powerful and
flexible platform upon which to innovate.”

Availability

The NVIDIA Tesla K10 GPU is available in the SGI Rackable C1104G and C2110G
server product lines. The SGI® GPU Starter Kit with NVIDIA® Tesla® K10 GPU
Accelerator is available in the SGI Rackable C1104G server product line. All
are available for order today.

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.
NVIDIA and Tesla are trademarks or registered trademarks of NVIDIA
Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their respective holders.

Contact:

Ogilvy Public Relations
Meghan Fintland, 415-677-2704
SGImedia@ogilvy.com
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