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SGI Japan Delivers Large-Scale Shared-Memory Server to the Foundation for Promotion of Material Science and Technology of Japan

Foundation increases in-memory computing by 30x with new SGI® UV™ 2000 system


SGI Japan, Ltd., (Nasdaq: SGI) part of a global leader in high performance solutions for compute, data analytics, and data management, SGI, today announced that the Foundation for Promotion of Material Science and Technology of Japan (MST) selected the SGI UV 2000 to enhance its basic research regarding materials, analysis and evaluation services.

MST is an analysis center that supports product development and research for corporations and other groups through the provision of analysis and evaluation of materials in various fields including electronics and life sciences. The foundation offers contracted analysis services using analysis equipment such as various electron microscopes, X-ray diffractometer and high-performance computers.

By installing the large-scale, shared-memory SGI UV 2000, MST will enhance analysis and evaluations performed with computational science utilizing computers. The SGI UV 2000 will provide a significant increase in shared-memory computing compared to MST’s previous solution and will greatly increase computational capability. Additionally, the deployment will improve the precision of simulations using analysis techniques such as electronic state calculation, molecular dynamics calculation, Monte Carlo and finite element methods.

“The large scale simulation of complex environments is required in order to reproduce real systems accurately,” said Tatsuo Sasaki, leader, Analysis Evaluation Division, MST. “The SGI UV 2000 enables extreme computations, allowing more realistic modeling, improved analytic and broader services to clients.”

The SGI UV 2000 system delivered to the foundation utilizes Intel® Xeon® processor E5-4600 v2 product family with 1280 cores and a total of 16TB of coherent shared memory. As a result of the expansive memory space in a single system, MST will improve its performance of applications used in analysis and simulations. The SGI UV 2000 also uses a water cooling system featuring an energy-saving design. SGI Japan was responsible for the construction of this system, including the installation of the cooling system.

“SGI is pleased to provide MST with the computational power they need to provide accurate data analysis and interpretation services to their clients,” said Jorge Titinger, president and CEO, SGI. “This is another example of a great research institution that requires the performance of SGI’s in memory technology to meet their computational needs. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with MST.”

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