SGI(R) Empowers Enterprises With Big Data Innovations for Big Results

SGI(R) Empowers Enterprises With Big Data Innovations for Big Results 
High Performance Computing Leader Introduces New Big Data Solutions
to Help Solve Growing Business and Technology Challenges 
FREMONT, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/22/13 --  SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), the
trusted leader in high performance computing and Big Data, unveiled
additional Big Data solutions to address the challenges enterprises
and government agencies increasingly face today. 
Drawing on extensive expertise and experience in High Performance
Computing (HPC) and managing high volume storage, SGI is introducing
new solutions that enable organizations to perform Big Data analytics
with faster and greater insight, achieve extreme capacity and scale
needed for Big Data storage, and manage storage investments more cost
effectively.  
Today's global enterprises are awash with data. This data is
generated by a variety of sources: Internet traffic, sensors, credit
card activity, social media, video monitors, and more. In fact, data
is arriving in volume, with velocity, and of variety far greater than
ever experienced. Utilizing analytics to unlock value lying within
Big Data has far reaching benefits, from competitive advantage and
topline growth to saving lives. But it also presents new challenges:
how to derive value at greater speed, scale, and efficiency.  
"SGI has been enabling customers to achieve extraordinary
breakthroughs utilizing High Performance Computing, as well as
efficiently manage some of the largest data environments in the
world, for nearly two decades," said Jorge Titinger, president and
CEO of SGI. "Today's announcement reflects our rich heritage in HPC
and high volume storage, and our ability to significantly help
enterprises accelerate time to value, achieve petabyte scale, and
lower the rising cost of Big Data."  
High Performance Computing for Big Data Analytics 
SGI's expertise in building the world's fastest supercomputers is
proving to be invaluable in addressing these challenges.
Supercomputing has historically been applied to complex,
computationally intensive problems ranging from scientific discovery
to physical simulations to government security. Now enterprises are
applying High Performance Computing (HPC) to the rapidly emerging
field of Big Data an
alytics, and when relationships within data sets
are generally understood, turning to the open source computing
framework Apache(TM) Hadoop(R). Continuing its market leading
innovation, SGI was at the forefront of Hadoop and has cluster
installations now reaching tens of thousands of nodes. Building on
this rich heritage, SGI is announcing a new factory-integrated
platform that is optimized for Hadoop to perform Big Data analytics
with faster and greater insight and reduce time to value from months
to days. 
"Big Data workloads require large amounts of compute power, usually
deployed as large groups of scale-out Linux servers, in order to run
analytics software such as Hadoop. However, the capabilities and IT
skill-sets required to optimize these Hadoop analytics clusters are
not present in many IT organizations," said Jean S. Bozman, research
vice president, IDC Enterprise Platforms group. "By pre-configuring
Big Data analytics systems, SGI is addressing this important market
need -- and it is providing a readily deployed Big Data solution that
will speed time-to-results from business analytics."  
Extreme, Cost Efficient Storage for Big Data 
SGI is also building on expertise and innovation in HPC petascale
environments to address a fundamental and, increasingly difficult,
Big Data challenge -- storing data volumes at massive scale, within
tight budgets, while meeting demanding user access requirements. SGI
ranks among the world's Top 10 storage vendors, shipping over 600PBs
annually. SGI's announcements also encompass innovative solutions
that deliver extreme storage capacity and scale needed for Big Data,
and enable enterprises to significantly lower high-volume storage
costs. 
"Gaining insight from data represents both an enormous opportunity
and challenge for enterprises, academia, industry and government,"
said Rajeeb Hazra, vice president and general manager of Technical
Computing Group at Intel. "SGI's Big Data solutions are an example
how the latest technology enables users to both manage their data and
quickly scale their applications to achieve insights that ultimately
result in a significant competitive advantage." 
As data grows in size and complexity, and the quest for greater and
precise business insight expands, leveraging technology developed for
extreme environments is a natural step for the enterprise market. SGI
continues to make this possible. 
For more information on SGI's Big Data Solutions, including SGI(R)
InfiniteData(TM) Cluster, SGI(R) ObjectStore(TM) and SGI(R)
LiveArc(TM) AE for SGI(R) InfiniteStorage(TM) Gateway, please see
http://www.sgi.com/bigdatasolutions 
About SGI
 SGI, the trusted leader in high performance computing
(HPC), is focused on helping customers solve their most demanding
business and technology challenges by delivering technical computing,
Big Data analytics, cloud computing, and petascale storage solutions
that accelerate time to discovery, innovation, and profitability. 
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reserved. SGI, and the SGI logo, SGI Infinite Data, SGI ObjectStore,
SGI LiveArc and SGI InfiniteStorage are trademarks or registered
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Atomic Public Relations
Lisa Kennedy 
(415) 593-1400 
sgi@atomicpr.com 
 
 
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