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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

SGI Packs the Power of Supercomputing Into a Single Blade

via PRNewswire

To deliver orders-of-magnitude performance improvements for customers in awide range of markets, the SGI RC100 blade leverages the SGI Altix system's acclaimed high-bandwidth and shared-memory architecture to create a unique, cost-efficient solution that overcomes the limitations of other FPGA-based products. For instance, the 6.4GB/second SGI NUMAlink(TM) 4 interconnect accelerates memory access, offering more than three times the performance ofwith PCI and PCI-X bus ports and well outpacing the interconnect technologies supported by companies such as Cray.

A robust RASC solution stack incorporates fully integrated third-party high-level language (HLL) development tools, including Handel-C and DK DesignSuite from Celoxica and Mitrion-C from Mitrionics, Inc. Along with third-party libraries and tools, SGI provides core services, including a RASC aware version of Gnu Debugger and a RASC API, to ease the process for users who are incorporating RASC RC100 blades as a seamless part of their SGI Altix servers.

Available as a blade or add-in module for existing Altix servers

SGI RASC technology is available today in two base configurations designed to meet the broadest customer needs.

-- The RC100 blade is powered by dual Xilinx Virtex 4 LX200 FPGAs, 80MB QDR SRAM (with up to 20GB DDR2 SDRAM optional starting in June) and dual NUMAlink 4 ports. The RC100 blade is plug-and-play installable on SGI(R) Altix(R) 4000 servers. -- For non-blade architecture systems, a chassis with two blade slots is available that allows users to install RC100 blades on SGI(R) Altix(R) 3700 Bx2 and Altix(R) 350 servers.

For pricing and other information, contact SGI or visit .

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SGI, also known as Silicon Graphics, Inc., is a leader in high-performancecomputing. SGI helps customers solve their computing challenges, whether it'ssharing images to aid in brain surgery, finding oil more efficiently, studyingglobal climate, providing technologies for homeland security and defense,enabling the transition from analog to digital broadcasting, or helpingenterprises manage large data. With offices worldwide, the company isheadquartered in Mountain View , Calif., and can be found on the Web

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