North American Systems serves as SGI’s primary geographic reseller in the Midwest area. We are the expert local resource for SGI’s high-performance computing & data storage needs.
SGI has long been regarded the industry choice for technical computing, particularly within the defense, science, manufacturing, energy, and media industries. Their recent embrace of open standards has made their HPC, technical computing, horizontally scalable storage, and visualization solutions more affordable than ever before.
SGI Altix 4700 – enterprise-class blade server computing platform fits up to a teraflop of computing power in a standard tall rack
SGI Altix 450 – SGI’s newest midrange offering features a blade server configuration and Intel® Itanium® 2 processors
SGI Altix XE – cost-effective, clustered compute solution
InfiniteStorage 350 – high capacity SATA RAID arrays
InfiniteStorage 220 – choose between FC & SAS with these midrange disk arrays
InfiniteStorage 120 – entry-level SAS disk arrays
S utilizes industry-standard hardware like Intel® Itanium2® CPUs, SATA hard drives, and open-source software like Linux®, to lower TCO. Their architecture is unique because of their NUMAlink™ interconnect and shared memory, where processors operate against a large shared memory space.
NUMAflex™ architecture provides a 6.4 Gbps interconnect, making it easy to scale, by sharing memory across nodes, eliminating the performance bottlenecks commonly associated with horizontally scaled systems.