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SGI Opens European Research Centre

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SGI a provider of high-performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management, announced a significant investment in extreme scale software research at the Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC). The investment highlights the commitment of SGI to the European software research community. These resources, including SGI application software and supercomputing hardware expertise, will assist scientists as they explore issues related to climate change, weather forecasting, and environmental research among many other topics.

SGI will be working with ICHEC at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The centre is dedicated to solving complex problems to further the sophisticated research of weather and extreme climate events. Recognised as a major player in weather forecasting and climate modelling, the contribution from SGI will enhance ICHEC's research.

SGI is hiring a team of renowned software architects with expertise in building HPC systems for climate modelling to join the world's leading weather and climate scientists already working at the centre. SGI has a long history of powering innovative models designed to increase the accuracy and precision of climate predictions and weather forecasts. ICHEC also conducts research in 3D earth modelling, physics and chemistry.

Announcement Highlights:

•           SGI invests in extreme scale software research at a top European centre, The Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC).

•           The SGI investment in this top tier research centre includes resources for SGI application software and supercomputing hardware expertise to assist scientists in research areas such as climate change, weather forecasting, and environmental research.

 ‘High-performance computing resources play an invaluable role in helping scientists find breakthroughs,’ said Professor Jean-Christophe Desplat at ICHEC. ‘As Ireland's premier climate research centre, ICHEC is excited to bring the benefits of their wide expertise in climate and high-performance computing to this partnership with SGI. ICHEC's experience, combined with SGI's HPC solutions and climate solutions will bring many benefits to climate modelling in Ireland through the SGI weather centre. This is an important step for the Irish and European research community.'

‘We are excited to work together with ICHEC to expand its current team of world-class technologists and researchers to address big challenges in computational science for climate change,’ said Jorge Titinger, president and CEO of SGI. ‘SGI has a long history of innovation in supercomputing, and we are thrilled to be part of this vital scientific research for both hardware and software.’