SGI Upgrades Altix Cluster

SGI unveils new cluster nodes and processor upgrades to increase the performance of SGI Altix XE clusters

November 13, 2007

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RENO, Nev. -- SGI(NASDAQ:SGIC) today unveiled new cluster nodes and processor upgrades aimedat increasing the performance of SGI(R) Altix(R) XE clusters whilemaintaining their ability to deploy quickly, consume power efficiently, andhelp keep data centers running cooler.

SGI is extending its Altix XE line of servers and clusters with two newmodels powered by next-generation 45nm Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processors: theQuad- Core Intel Xeon 5400 Series "Harpertown" and Dual-Core Intel Xeon 5200Series "Wolfdale."

The new SGI(R) Altix(R) XE250 is an ideal choice to serve as a cluster headnode, featuring two, four or eight cores of advanced Intel Xeon Processorperformance. SGI has designed the Altix XE250 with the memory capacity andbandwidth to deliver optimal application performance. The new systemutilizes a 12MB cache to reduce the load placed on system memory and a1600MHz Front- Side Bus to improve bandwidth between memory and the CPU.Redundant power supplies add to the system's reliability.


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