November 18, 2013 20:15 ET

SGI Receives Six Top Honors in 2013 HPCwire Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards

HPCwire Awards SGI With Outstanding Achievements in Science and Technology

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Nov 18, 2013) - 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 market trading
  • 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 website.

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