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Super Computer Show Daily Nov 18 2013

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AN INDEPENDENT PUBLICATION NOT AFFILIATED WITH SC Mo n d a y, N o ve m b e r 1 8 , 2 0 1 3 O se r C o m m u n ic a tio n s G ro u p SGI PROVIDES EXPERTISE FOR BIG DATA D e n ve r COGNIMEM BUILDS CHIPS THAT ARE TAUGHT, NOT PROGRAMMED An interview with Jorge Titinger, CEO, SGI. SCSD: Tell our readers about your company. What's your main line of business? An interview with Bruce McCormick, CEO, Cognimem Technologies Inc. SCSD: What does Cognimem do? JT: SGI is a global leader in high-performance computing (HPC). We are focused on helping customers solve their most demanding business and technology challenges by delivering technical computing, Big Data analytics, cloud computing and peta-scale storage solutions that accelerate time to discovery, innovation and profitability. Financially strong and building on 25 years of innovation with more than 625 granted and pending patents, SGI has more than 1,300 employees worldwide, serves more than 6,500 customers and is distributed in 50 countries. SCSD: What was the most significant event or series of events affecting your BM: Cognimem stands for "cognitive memory," and what we do is build general purpose artificial intelligence hardware. It is different than traditional computing in that it operates purely in parallel, and it is taught versus programmed. Traditional computing, like what is in your smartphone or personal computer, has reached its limits in going faster in a serial fashion. You probably have noticed that no one talks about faster CPUs anymore, and when you try to put many of these processors together it is very difficult to program. What we build is practical and commercially available hardware that is patterned after how we biologically process information. That is, massively parallel pattern recognition. We do not have physically separate processor and memory Continued on Page 17 Continued on Page 12 ADAPTIVE COMPUTING ANNOUNCES NEW PRODUCT SILICON MECHANICS LAUNCHES THIRD ANNUAL RESEARCH GRANT PROGRAM An interview with Eva Cherry, President and CEO of Silicon Mechanics, Inc. SCSD: Tell our readers about your company. What is your main line of business? EC: Silicon Mechanics, Inc. is an industry-leading provider of rackmount server, storage and high-performance computing solutions. Using the latest innovations in hardware and software technology, we work in collaboration with our customers to design and build the most efficient, cost-effective technology solution for their needs. Silicon Mechanics has been recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the Greater Seattle Technology Corridor. SCSD: What type of clients do you serve? Continued on Page 12 An interview with Rob Clyde, CEO, Adaptive Computing. SCSD: What are the challenges your customers face today? RC: Today's enterprise needs to rely on collected data and simulation results to stay competitive in the marketplace. No longer can CEOs make business decisions based on hunches and what they can physically extract from industry research. Businesses are turning to their CIOs and data scientists to leverage big data to help predict likely outcomes and make data-driven decisions. Unfortunately, the increase in compute and data intensive workflows creates a logjam within the data center. SCSD: Does Adaptive help alleviate the logjam and solve these big data challenges? Continued on Page 17

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