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Move from Science project to production platform with SGI Starter Kits - see White Paper below.

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SGI (NASDAQ: SGI) a trusted leader in technical computing, was formed in May, 2009 when Rackable Systems, Inc. acquired substantially all the assets of Silicon Graphics, Inc.

SGI is focused on helping customers solve their most demanding technology challenges by delivering high performance computing, server, storage, data center and cloud computing solutions and professional services. The company develops, markets and sells a broad line of low-cost, mid-range and high-end scale-out and scale-up compute servers and data storage solutions, as well as differentiating software. SGI sells infrastructure products designed-to-order for large-scale data center deployments. In addition, it provides global customer support and professional services related to its products. SGI enables enterprises to meet their computing and storage requirements at a lower total cost of ownership and provides them greater deployment flexibility and scalability.

SGI has been supplying SGI® Rackable™ clusters for Hadoop since the technology’s first commercial deployments into the major internet properties and have pushed the envelope in Hadoop performance and scale. SGI holds the world record for the TeraSort data processing and analysis benchmark, set in October 2011 and the largest Hadoop clusters installation (40,000 nodes) in existence today.

SGI’s Design-to-Order offering allows us to deliver Hadoop clusters optimized for specific customer requirements in data flows and analyses, data ingest, power, density, price/performance, and/or total cost of ownership (TCO). Through SGI Management Center (including power optimization), SGI also excels in providing ease of use and manageability for very large configurations, offering a range of options allowing customers to run Hadoop within a data center power envelope deriving the maximum operations per watt for their applications.

Ultimately, it has been our customers’ success that has proven the SGI value proposition as truly compelling.


  • With up to 2,688 cores per 42U cabinet, SGI Rackable servers deliver high density, allowing data centers to conserve precious space.
  • Eco-Logical™ technology ensures SGI servers consume significantly less power than competitive offerings, dropping the total cost per server while allowing a larger number of servers to fit into a facility’s power budget.
  • Whether at the application level or in the server hardware, SGI Rackable configurations deliver high reliability, availability, serviceability, and manageability.


Grab this white paper on our starter kits and call SGI today to find your point of contact for more information on how SGI Hadoop Clusters can work for you.

SGI Hadoop Starter Kits: White Paper


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