SGI Announces Development Plans for Strategic In-Memory Computing System

SGI Announces Development Plans for Strategic In-Memory Computing System 
SGI Appliance Based on SAP HANA(R) Will Help Fulfill Extreme Data
Capacity Needs 
MILPITAS, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/14/14 --  SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), a
trusted leader in high performance computing and big data and an SAP
global technology partner, today announced plans to develop an
in-memory appliance based on the SAP HANA(R) platform, working in
collaboration with SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), the market leader in
enterprise software and software-related services. Using the scalable
shared memory architecture of SGI's next-generation UV(TM) system
together with SAP HANA, the new in-memory appliance from SGI will be
designed to streamline database management for single large node
environments, which require extremely high capacity and scale to meet
the needs of in-memory databases. 
Today's enterprises are experiencing rapid increases in database
size, precipitating an immediate need for superior performance and
accelerated transaction times to manage and analyze big data more
efficiently and cost effectively. The new SGI computing system is
expected to help enable businesses and government agencies running
high volume databases and multi-tenant environments to leverage high
performance DRAM that can offer up to 200x the performance of flash
memory to help deliver faster insight. In addition, SGI's shared
memory technology will enable unprecedented scale in a single node,
helping to enable customers to reduce the cost of management by up to
50 percent compared with multi-node solutions. 
"Many companies are running database sizes and multi-tenant
environments that require exceptional scale-up capacity capabilities,
where SGI leads with its expertise and technology," said Jorge
Titinger, president and CEO of SGI. "By working with SAP, a trusted
provider to the enterprise and one of the innovative leaders in
in-memory technology, SGI will now be able to target a significant
high-end user requirement, representing an exciting market
opportunity for us." 
The SGI UV in-memory computing system based on SAP HANA will be
scalable to manage the growing computing needs associated with
enterprise big data. The increasing number of users accessing
workloads and the growing volumes of data have triggered demand for
systems that can meet larger processing needs. With many customers
ready to surpass traditional thresholds, the powerful SGI UV high
performance computing technology will enable customers to scale with
ease -- providing efficient and reliable performance to help handle
workloads using up to 64 terabytes of memory. The SGI system's
ability to help manage high bandwidth data processing with low
latency and offload engine support will help accelerate customers'
time to value in managing and analyzing their data.  
"We anticipate that the combination of the SAP HANA platform with
SGI's high performance computing products will be a significant
milestone for some of the world's largest big data environments,"
said Jack Miller, chief customer officer, SAP Platform Solutions.
"High-end enterprise customers will be able to massively scale main
memory, helping them more rapidly unlock the full value within their
SGI expects to demonstrate the new appliance for SAP HANA in June
2014. General availability is anticipated in the third calendar
quarter of 2014. 
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