DGAP-News: Photo Release -- Accelerators Everywhere: SGI Offers New NVIDIA Tesla K20 and K20X GPU Accelerators Across All Server Lines

| Source: EQS Group AG

13.11.2012 03:16

Complete, Managed GPU Solutions Attack All Parallel Problems in Scale-Up and
Scale-Out Environments 

SALT LAKE CITY, 2012-11-13 03:15 CET (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
SGI (Nasdaq:SGI), the trusted leader in technical computing, today announced
the availability of NVIDIA(r) Tesla(r) K20 family of GPU accelerators in fully
managed and integrated solutions across its entire server product line.
Completely integrated and tested in SGI's manufacturing facility, the solutions
include SGI(r) Management Center software and options like Performance Suite and
SGI InfiniteStorage(tm) to make customers productive in just hours not weeks. 

A photo accompanying this release is available at

Announced today, the NVIDIA Tesla K20 family of GPU accelerators are the
highest performance, most efficient accelerators ever built. Based on the
revolutionary NVIDIA Kepler(tm) compute architecture, the product family
the Tesla K20X accelerator, the new flagship of NVIDIA's Tesla product line. 

The NVIDIA Tesla K20X GPU accelerator can speed up applications by up to 10X1
when paired with leading CPUs. It features the new GK110 GPU with 2,688 cores,
3.95 teraflops single-precision and 1.31 teraflops double-precision peak
processing capability, 6 GB of on-board memory, and a memory bandwidth of 250
GB/s. The Tesla K20 accelerator delivers more than 3.52 teraflops of
single-precision and 1.17 teraflops of double-precision peak performance. 

Both accelerators are powered by NVIDIA CUDA(r), the world's most pervasive
parallel computing platform and programming model, and take advantage of
innovative technologies like Dynamic Parallelism and Hyper-Q to boost
performance and power efficiency. 

'With the assistance of NVIDIA and the Kepler GPU accelerators, the Swinburne
supercomputers from SGI have proven to be excellent research tools in areas of
astronomy, ranging from simulations of the dynamical evolution of the universe
to the processing of data collected from radio telescopes,' said Dr. Jarrod
Hurley, manager of Swinburne University's supercomputer. 

SGI's GPU accelerator solutions are offered on the following platforms:

  -- SGI(r) UV(tm) 2000, the 'Big Brain Computer,' with up to 4,096 cores and
64 TB 
     of coherent main memory for in-memory GPU computing in the world's largest
     single image system.
  -- SGI(r) UV(tm) 20, the power packed small sibling of the SGI UV 2000, ideal
     development or remote office solutions, with greater than 2.5 Teraflops of
     compute, 1.5 TB of memory, 4 PCIe gen 3 slots and two internal I/O modules,
     all in a 2U package with four Intel(r) Xeon(r) E5-4600 processors and two
     NVIDIA Tesla K20 accelerators.
  -- SGI(r) Rackable(tm) twin-socket Intel(r) Xeon(r) servers tailored to meet
your exact 
     specifications for high-density, high GPU to CPU ratios, high I/O or high
  -- SGI(r) ICE(tm) X, the latest edition of SGI's award-winning high
     computing scale-out blade server with GPU additions via service nodes.

'NVIDIA has been the clear market leader in delivering massive core count with
a software stack that makes customers productive,' said Bill Mannel, vice
president Product Marketing at SGI. 'Delivering accelerator-based HPC solutions
at scale requires expertise to realize the promise. With experience in
accelerators stretching back several decades and close ties with the innovators
of this technology, SGI provides the expertise customers need to take full
advantage of this next generation of GPU accelerators.' 

Regardless of platform, SGI provides everything needed for a complete NVIDIA
GPU accelerator solution including factory-integrated hardware and software,
'starter kits,' worldwide support and services, and the brainpower and
expertise of 50-plus experts in disciplines like computational fluid dynamics,
weather modeling, etc. to help customers get the most out of GPUs. With SGI
Management Center Premium Edition, the GPU accelerators can be monitored and
managed using an interactive graphical user interface that also manages all
other system components. 

'Adding the Tesla K20X or K20 GPU accelerators to any server delivers
significant acceleration across the industry's broadest range of engineering
and scientific applications,' said Sumit Gupta, general manager of the Tesla
accelerated computing business at NVIDIA. 'SGI's new Tesla accelerator-enabled
servers provide researchers with unique architectures and application
capabilities, and a powerful and flexible platform upon which customers can


The NVIDIA Tesla K20X and K20 GPU accelerators are available in the SGI
Rackable C2108, C1104G, and C2110G, the SGI UV2000 and SGI UV20, and SGI ICE X
server product lines. 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. 

The Silicon Graphics, Inc. logo is available at

Contact Information:
Ogilvy Public Relations
Meghan Fintland

(c) 2012 Silicon Graphics International Corp. SGI, Rackable, ICE InfiniteStorage
and the SGI logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Silicon Graphics
International Corp. or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other
countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective holders. 

1 Results based on CPU results: Dual socket E5-2687w, 3.10 GHz, GPU results:
Dual socket E5-2687w + 2 Tesla K20X GPUs
News Source: NASDAQ OMX

13.11.2012 Dissemination of a Corporate News, transmitted by DGAP - 
a company of EquityStory AG.
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

DGAP's Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements,
Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases.
Media archive at www.dgap-medientreff.de and www.dgap.de

Language:     English
Company:      SGI
              United States
ISIN:         US82706L1089
End of Announcement                             DGAP News-Service