November 17, 2008
Silicon Graphics Systems rank among most powerful and efficient supercomputers on earth
AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 17 -- SC08 -- Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI) today announced that its SGI Altix ICE platform ranks as the most powerful and energy efficient of all industry-standard systems on the new Top500 list, the globally recognized roster of the world's fastest supercomputers. The acclaimed integrated blade platform, which is based on Intel Xeon processors, also leads the list's top-ranked industry-standard systems in performance efficiency.
The new Top500 list reveals how SGI Altix ICE leads the way among industry-standard systems:
"Since its introduction last year, the SGI Altix ICE platform has shown what can be achieved by combining innovation with industry-standard technologies," said Dave Parry, senior vice president of server products and operations at Silicon Graphics, Inc. "The No. 3-ranked NASA Pleiades and many other SGI Altix ICE systems lead the Top500 in energy and LINPACK performance efficiency. Just as importantly, they managed all these achievements without resorting to specialized accelerators. Just imagine if they had."
Compared to the most recent Top500 list released in June, Silicon Graphics led the industry with a 40 percent increase in the number of SGI systems appearing in the Top 50, and a 300 percent increase in its Top 20 systems. The entire list is available at www.top500.org.
Demonstrations at SC08
Silicon Graphics will demonstrate its high-productivity compute, storage and visualization solutions in Booth 1009 at the SC08 International Conference, Nov. 15-21 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas.
About Silicon Graphics, Inc.
Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI) (NASDAQ:SGIC), is a leader in high-performance computing. SGI delivers a complete range of high-performance server and storage solutions along with industry-leading professional services and support that enable its customers to overcome the challenges of complex data-intensive workflows and accelerate breakthrough discoveries, innovation and information transformation. SGI solutions help customers solve their computing challenges whether it's enhancing the quality of life through drug research, designing and manufacturing safer and more efficient cars and airplanes, studying global climate, providing technologies for homeland security and defense, or helping enterprises manage large data. With offices worldwide, the company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and can be found on the Web at www.sgi.com.
Source: Silicon Graphics, Inc.
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