SGI Announces Partnership with Nimbis Services

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sgi_newSGI today announced a newly inked partnership with Nimbis Services.  Nimbis will help to provide easy access to the recently minted SGI Cyclone cloud computing service geared toward technical applications.

SGI is excited to deliver with this partnership HPC system resources, third-party and open-source applications, and domain expertise to a broader set of customers, including smaller companies not in the position to acquire and support their own HPC infrastructure,” said Christian Tanasescu, vice president of software engineering at SGI. “Nimbis Broker and the eCommerce Service will allow companies who want to move beyond desktop technical computing to work with the world’s fastest, most advanced computers.”

Through Nimbis Services, Cyclone customers will gain access to a number of leading application partners in five technical domains, including computational fluid dynamics, finite element analysis, computational chemistry and materials, computational biology and ontologies.

SGI Cyclone and Nimbis Services offer easy access to a unique and comprehensive suite of shared memory, scale-out and hybrid computing platforms and services, which are currently unavailable to small and mid-sized companies,” said Robert Graybill, president and CEO of Nimbis Services, Inc. “This partnership helps those companies better compete by providing a broad choice of computing resources that best match their needs.”

SGI hardware behind Cyclone includes SGI XE clusters, ICE clusters, Altix SMPs and hybrid architectures with NVIDIA, ATi and Tilera accelerators.  Access to customers will begin this May.

For more info, check out the Nimbis website here.