Jorge Titinger, President & CEOFrom revolutionizing the entertainment industry in the 90s to becoming a global leader in high performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management, Silicon Graphics International Corp. (SGI) has come a long way. The firm’s solutions today enable financial institutions, governments, manufacturers, the healthcare industry, the retail space and universities among others to accelerate time to discovery, innovation and profitability. “Our high performance computing (HPC), high-performance data technologies and analytic capabilities addresses today's complex business problems that require applying data analytics and tools to securely process vast amounts of data,” avers Jorge Titinger, CEO and President of SGI.
The Milpitas, CA based firm’s scale-up and scale-out computing solutions, proffers the largest in-memory and fastest distributed-memory supercomputers—delivering an unprecedented combination of efficiency, speed, and scale. SGI UV, a scale-up in-memory computing system from SGI delivers nearly 64TB of cache-coherent shared memory for the computing, data-intensive applications. Through this system, organizations will be able to resolve intricate troubleshoots at a greater scale, by accelerating Big Data analytics to attain insight with zero time delay, and minimize the overhead by quashing complexity. SGI UV runs on all the desktop applications with a support for a variety of file storage options and systems. “The computing power that our solutions deliver can interpret the data to give customers quicker and more actionable insights,” posits Titinger.
The company helps customers to solve their business challenges by delivering technical computing, Big Data analytics, cloud computing, and petascale storage solutions.
As a part of scale-out Solutions, SGI ICE—a fast distributed memory computing system that is built using industry-standard components performs per watt for x86 systems, is considered as one of the superior power-efficient supercomputers. Along with SGI ICE, the firm’s SGI Rackable servers form a characteristic value-driven density and performance with complete factory-integration.
The computing power that our solutions deliver can interpret the data to give customers quicker and more actionable insights
The many stories of the company stand as testament to its strong hold in the market place.
In one such instance, SGI assisted a healthcare organization—Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI), as they faced challenges in conducting their studies of collecting data from patients and utilizing sophisticated protocols to store and analyze that data. In order to perform the analysis, ITMI needed to advance their research program and they required local infrastructure with massive compute capacity coupled with extremely fast data storage and retrieval. The firm worked with ITMI using their SGI UV 2000 and directly attached InfiniteStorage 5600 RAID arrays to the SGI UV 2000 to provide 1PB of data storage capacity in a single file system, tailored to ITMI’s needs. The connection to the SGI UV 2000 was accomplished with 16 host based adapters (HBA) spread evenly among the blades of the UV, allowing large amounts of data to flow freely and eliminate bottleneck. Ensuing this, ITMI was able to design a research solution around the SGI UV 2000 platform that enabled scientists to use their own code. “The SGI UV 2000 system we have deployed is a unique worldwide resource with 1.2PB of storage,” notes Aaron Black, Director of Informatics at ITMI.
Driven by scores of such similar success stories, the company is looking forward to continue expanding its proficiency to efficiently accelerate their growth curve to new heights. SGI intends to maintain its reputation as a reliable pioneer in HPC, having an eye for resilient technologies and hunger for excellence.