SGI Achieves Even Higher Levels of Performance, Scale and Efficiency in Its SGI(R) ICE(TM) X and Rackable(R) Server Lines by

SGI Achieves Even Higher Levels of Performance, Scale and Efficiency in Its 
SGI(R) ICE(TM) X and Rackable(R) Server Lines by Adding the
New Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processor E5-2600 v2 
New Science and Discoveries Are Possible for NASA, ICHEC, T-Systems
and AWE by Selecting SGI With Intel's Xeon Processor E5-2600 v2 
FREMONT, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/10/13 --  SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), the
trusted leader in technical computing and big data, today announced
support for Intel's newest Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 product family.
This new microprocessor provides a 37 percent increase in peak
performance per rack of its ICE(TM) X supercomputer as well as new
performance records for its Rackable line of servers. Now harnessing
the newest Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 product family, SGI ICE X,
Rackable and Modular InfiniteStorage(TM) products allow customers to
run more jobs in the same footprint as previous generations, enabling
scientific innovation and bringing new products to market more
quickly. Customers can now take advantage of up to 50 percent more
cores per socket, increased processing speeds and improved energy
consumption.  
SGI customers across the government, financial services, sciences and
research, education and manufacturing industries will benefit from
intelligent turbo engagement and an approximate 30 percent reduction
in power consumption when leveraging SGI servers incorporated with
Intel Turbo Boost(R). The latest generation of Xeon-based servers
will also allow for greater workload consolidation and virtualization
-- including the ability to bring total cost of ownership (TCO)
reductions of 66 percent.  
SGI is proud to announce several SGI cluster solutions wins and
installations at NASA, Irish Center for High-End Computing (ICHEC),
T-Systems and AWE with the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2. ICHEC
installed 10 racks of SGI ICE X servers with 8,320 cores of the new
Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 as well as a large 1.7TB UV2000
shared memory system and Intel Xeon Phi(TM) processors. This
represents a fourfold increase in the computational power available
to Irish researchers and has the added benefit of bringing together
different computational architectures into a common user environment
enabling the most appropriate tool to be used for th
e problem being
addressed. The new SGI systems will enable much larger and more
detailed problems to be simulated and analyzed in fields such as
weather and climate forecasting, materials science and
bioinformatics. 
Additionally, SGI installed at NASA 46 new racks of the ICE X product
with the new Xeon processor E5-2690 v2 in less than four weeks, tying
them into the existing Pleiades system for an overall 2.88 Petaflop
peak performance with no user downtime. NASA is using the new SGI ICE
X machine to research 136 new planets, analyzing that data to find
answers of possible new earths, unsettled areas and much more. "NASA
Ames continues to push the boundaries of compute performance," says
Piyush Mehrotra, chief of the NASA Advanced Supercomputer Division at
Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. "The expansion of the
Pleiades supercomputer provides increased computational power to
support missions in aeronautics, Earth and space sciences, and space
exploration across the agency." 
"High-performance computing once reserved to a privileged few has
become a fundamental driver of research and development
competitiveness for all -- ranging from small manufacturers to the
largest national research labs," said Rajeeb Hazra, vice president
Datacenter and Connected Systems Group and general manager of
Technical Computing Group. "Intel(R) Xeon(R) processor E5-2600 v2
processors powering SGI's unique platform solutions deliver
outstanding performance and energy efficiency that enable customers
to compete and win through a wide range of applications from modeling
and analysis, to data driven science and analytics, and beyond." 
"We are pleased to support the new Intel(R) Xeon(R) processor E5-2600
v2 within our SGI Rackable, SGI ICE X and Infinite Storage suite of
solutions. This continued commitment to speed, scale and efficiency
further establishes our dedication to bring the most innovative
solutions to our customers," said Jorge Titinger, president and CEO
of SGI.  
Continue to Raise the Bar with World Record Benchmarks  
SGI continues to see performance and density gains. The ICE X system
maintains the 11th and 14th position on the top 500 and, not
surprisingly, the world record benchmark for SPEC MPIM2007, with a
SPECmpiM_2007 result of 94.9 for the SGI ICE X product with the Intel
Xeon processor E5-2690 v2. Additionally, SGI Rackable with Intel Xeon
E5-2697 v2 processors holds many best-in-class records:  
1) Best-in-class performance for SPEC MPIM2007 at 2, 4, 8, 16, 32,
and 64 sockets based on the SPECmpiM_2007 metric 
2) Best-in-class performance for SPEC MPIL2007 at 8, 16, 32, 64, and
128 chips based on the SPECmpiL_2007 metric 
3) Best-in-class performance for SPEC OMPG2012 at 2 sockets based on
the SPECompG_2012 metric 
Scale-out for Technical Computing and Big Data Gets a Boost  
SGI has been a leading supplier of large-scale, high performance
technical compute and big data clusters to both large commercial
enterprises and key government agencies. SGI customers push the
envelope for performance, usability, scale, power, cooling and
manageability. The incorporation of Intel's new processor family will
enhance SGI product lines, continuing to empower businesses and
institutions to achieve previously unattainable insights, results and
innovation.  
Availability
 SGI product models with full support of
Intel(R) Xeon(R) processor E5-2600 v2 are available today. For more
information, please visit sgi.com.  
For further information about the SGI ICE X and SGI Rackable,
visit: 
http://www.sgi.com/products/servers/ice/x/ 
http://www.sgi.com/products/servers/rackable/  
http://www.sgi.com/products/software/smc.html  
http://www.sgi.com/products/storage/modular/  
About SGI
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(HPC), 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. Visit sgi.com for more
information. 
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Xeon are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation. All other
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SPEC and SPEC MPI are registered trademarks of the Standard
Performance Evaluation Corporation. Competitive results are from
www.spec.org as of September 10, 2013. 
The basis of comparison for the SGI ICE X result with Intel Xeon
E5-2690 v2 processors is the SPECmpiM_2007 metric at the following
chip (socket) count: 


 
--  80 chips, 800 cores, 800 ranks, SPECmpiM_base2007 = 90.7,
    SPECmpiM_peak2007 = 94.9

  
The basis of comparison for the SGI Rackable results with Intel Xeon
E5-2697 v2 processors is the SPECmpiM_2007 metric at chip (socket)
counts of 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, and 64 and SPECmpiL_base2007 metric at
chip (socket) counts of 
8, 16, 32, 64, and 128: 


 
--  2 chips, 24 cores, 24 ranks, SPECmpiM_base2007 = 6.51
    
    
--  4 chips, 48 cores, 48 ranks, SPECmpiM_base2007 = 12.5
    
    
--  8 chips, 96 cores, 96 ranks, SPECmpiM_base2007 = 23.2
    
    
--  16 chips, 192 cores, 192 ranks, SPECmpiM_base2007 = 40.7
    
    
--  32 chips, 384 cores, 384 ranks, SPECmpiM_base2007 = 63.6
    
    
--  64 chips, 768 cores, 768 ranks, SPECmpiM_base2007 = 84.1,
    SPECmpiM_peak2007 = 87.4
    
    
--  8 chips, 96 cores, 96 ranks, SPECmpiL_base2007 = 3.98
    
    
--  16 chips, 192 cores, 192 ranks, SPECmpiL_base2007 = 7.99
    
    
--  32 chips, 384 cores, 384 ranks, SPECmpiL_base2007 = 16.4
    
    
--  64 chips, 768 cores, 768 ranks, SPECmpiL_base2007 = 30
    
    
--  128 chips, 1536 cores, 1536 ranks, SPECmpiL_base2007 = 43.3

  
SPEC and SPEComp are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance
Evaluation Corporation. Competitive results are from www.spec.org as
of September 10, 2013. The basis of comparison for the SGI Rackable
result with Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2 processors is the SPECompG_2012
metric with 2 chips (sockets):  


 
--  2 chips, 24 cores, 48 threads, SPECompG_base2012 = 6.63,
    SPECompG_peak2012 = 7.24

  
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