SGI Altix UV

SGI® UV is the leading scalable shared memory architecture in the industry today. SGI UV provides compelling advantages in performance and economy by leveraging SGI technology to new levels of scalability and price performance. SGI does this by using off-the-shelf hardware, including the standard Intel® Xeon® processor E7 family, and standard off-the-shelf software. The SGI UV can operate either Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 or unmodified versions of Linux such as SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server and Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®. The SGI UV scalable shared memory system addresses a broad range of the most demanding data-intensive applications.

Solving the World's Most Data Intensive Problems

SGI UV scales to extraordinary levels — up to 256 sockets (2560 cores, 4096 threads) with architectural support to 32,768 sockets (262,144 cores). Support for up to 16TB of global shared memory in a single system image enables SGI UV to remain highly efficient at scale for applications ranging from in-memory databases to a diverse set of data and compute-intensive HPC applications.

Scalable System Size

The SGI UV family consists of three models that enable users to optimally size their systems, achieving the correct balance of compute, memory and storage capability. SGI UV 10 is one of the most capable quad-socket rackmount servers available, whereas SGI UV 100 and SGI UV 1000 can scale a single system image to a maximum of 2560 cores. This is possible because of their innovative NUMAflex®, blade-based architecture.

SGI UV Models

  • SGI UV 10 � In a 4U rackmount form factor, SGI UV 10 packs up to four sockets (40 cores, 80 threads), 64 DIMM slots and ten I/O expansion slots. With up to 1TB of shared memory, SGI UV 10 delivers up to .289 teraflops of compute power in a single system. SGI UV 10 is ideal for a diverse set of technical computing and enterprise applications.
  • SGI UV 100 - Based on an industry-standard 19" (48.26cm) rackmount 3U form factor, SGI UV 100 addresses the mid-range market. SGI UV 100 scales to 96 sockets (960 cores, 1920 threads) and 12TB of shared memory in two racks. SGI UV 100 delivers up to 9.2 teraflops of compute power in a single system image.
  • SGI UV 1000 - For maximum scalability, SGI UV 1000 ships as a fully integrated cabinet-level solution with up to 256 sockets (2560 cores, 4096 threads) and 16TB of shared memory in four racks. SGI UV 1000 delivers up to 24.6 teraflops of compute power in a single system image.


An Open Platform

The SGI UV architecture was developed to use industry standard technology. This results in the ability to use performance leading Intel® Xeon® processor E7 family CPUs and standard, off the shelf versions of Linux, as well as Windows Server. SGI UV runs unmodified versions of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server as well as Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 is also supported across the product line. By using industry standard components, the application ecosystem is unrivaled, allowing for any scalable applications to take advantage of SGI UV.

Flexible System Expansion and Storage Capabilities

Industry-standard PCI Express expansion slots open up countless possibilities for system configurations with seamless support for industry-standard networking, storage and graphics/GPU cards. This enables deployment of NVIDIA® Tesla™ GPUs to supercharge performance for many workloads. It also means full support for the entire line of SGI InfiniteStorage hardware and software products.