SGI Receives Six Top Honors in 2013 HPCwire Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards
DENVER, CO, Nov 18, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) --
SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), the trusted leader in high performance computing
and Big Data, announced today that it has received six top honors in
the 2013 HPCwire Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards. HPCwire is the
#1 news and information resource covering the fastest computers in
the world and the people who run them.
SGI was selected as a recipient of four HPCwire Readers' Choice
Awards, winning case studies that include:
-- Top Supercomputing Achievement: TOTAL S.A. and SGI "Pangea," the
World's Largest Commercial HPC Deployment for Oil and Gas Exploration
-- Best use of HPC in Life Sciences: Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and
SGI "Blacklight" for Next Generation Sequencing Assembly
-- Best use of HPC in Financial Services: PayPal and SGI, Mellanox, and
DataDirect Networks technologies for fraud detection and prevention
during PayPal transactions
-- Best use of HPC in the Oil and Gas Industry: TOTAL S.A. using SGI
"Pangea" for oil and gas exploration
Additionally, HPCwire Editors' Choice Awards selected SGI for two
category wins based on customer implementation and standalone product
offering, which include:
-- Best use of HPC in Financial Services: XSEDE Pittsburgh Supercomputing
Center, SGI "Blacklight" and SDSC Cray "Gordon" Research enables
faster market analysis and imposes stricter regulations upon stock
-- Best HPC Storage Product or Technology: SGI InfiniteStorage Gateway
"We're honored to have had such a successful year with HPCwire Readers'
Choice and Editors' Choice Awards. SGI is helping customers
revolutionize industries, invent new revenue models and accelerate
meaningful insights from Big Data through the power of high
performance computing," said Jorge Titinger, president and CEO of
SGI. "We're proud to help drive award-winning innovation with
customers and partners like PayPal, TOTAL and Mellanox."
The highly coveted HPCwire Readers' Choice and Editors' Choice Awards
winners are selected by a polling of HPCwire's global audience for
the Readers' Choice, combined with winners selected by a panel of
editors, staff executives and HPC luminaries for the Editors' Choice.
The formal presentation of the awards takes place during the week of
the Supercomputing Conference each year, which focuses upon high
performance computing, hardware, software, networking, storage, and
scientific breakthroughs. Widely recognized as one of the most
prestigious awards presented during the conference, the awards honor
demonstrated excellence and outstanding technological advancements
achieved by the HPC community.
"It's an honor and a privilege to be able to publically recognize the
organizations and individuals whose hard work, dedication, and
efforts over the past year have contributed to scientific discoveries
and new breakthroughs in emerging technologies that will benefit
mankind," said Tom Tabor, CEO of Tabor Communications Inc. "The
awards represent the highest level of recognition given by the high
performance computing community to its own for their contributions to
the advancement of science and technology. Our warmest
congratulations go out to all the recipients of this year's awards."
HPCwire announced the winners at the start of the Opening Reception
at the 2013 International Conference for High Performance Computing,
Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC13), in Denver, Colorado.
A complete list of award winners is available on the HPCwire.com
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business and technology challenges by delivering technical computing,
Big Data analytics, cloud computing, and petascale storage solutions
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