SGI launched the first entry in the Virtu solutions family, a new generation of SGI visualization systems. The SGI Virtu VN200 is designed to power the performance visualization needs of today’s HPC and commercial business users.
The Virtu VN200 accelerates the adoption of visualization within environments that must process today’s large data sets. The solution empowers users to analyze visual models in a centralized environment and then view their simulations anywhere. Results can be viewed locally, or delivered seamlessly to any geographic location and virtually any device. Individual users have access to compute power that can process large data sets with increased accuracy, while teams can view and manipulate models in real-time.
“The Virtu VN200 is the first in a series of new solutions that reaffirm our leadership in this market. Visualization does more than help our customers solve their toughest problems — it opens their eyes to what’s possible. As the world embraces 3D visualization and even more powerful virtual reality environments, expect to see SGI lead in turning the virtual world into reality,” said SGI CEO Robert Ewald.
The SGI Virtu family continues the company’s tradition of visual innovation, bringing the wealth of patented SGI visualization technology to HPC and commercial business environments. SGI visualization technology has been developed, enhanced and field-proven in more than 700 HPC visualization environments. These environments provide immersive visualization for real-time decision support, combat training, battlefield simulation, media rendering and display, computational steering and product design. Every offering within the SGI Virtu family will be powered by these advanced visualization technologies.
“The SGI Virtu VN200 is designed to power applications ranging from stand-alone graphics processing to collaborative environments,” said Bob Pette, vice president, Visual Business Unit, SGI. “It is ideal for consolidating distributed workstations into a single, powerful environment. Users ranging from medical personnel and search and rescue teams to product design and decision support can take advantage of this next generation of visual collaboration in a highly distributed, real-time environment. The resulting increases in accuracy, efficiency and overall productivity are enormous.”
The SGI Virtu VN200 integrates hardware, software and services into a high-density, highly scalable visualization solution specifically designed for performance graphics environments. The new solution is designed to add visualization capabilities to the full line of SGI Altix, Altix XE and Altix ICE systems.
Factory-integrated and available as a modular cluster node, the Virtu VN200 features the latest generation of NVIDIA Quadro FX visual computing technology. SGI and NVIDIA are collaborating on visualization technologies to power SGI advanced visualization capabilities for use in future SGI Virtu family solutions.
SGI Virtu VN200 can either be integrated into a compute cluster environment or as part of custom visualization systems and consulting services provided by SGI Professional Services.
SGI will demonstrate the new SGI Virtu VN200 as part of an integrated, comprehensive digital content production workflow, at NAB, next week.
Priced from $10,575 for a Virtu VN200 node with two Intel Xeon E5420 processors, 8GB of memory, and an NVIDIA Quadro FX5600 GPU, the SGI Virtu VN200 is available today from SGI.