SGI Virtu

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SGI Virtu was a computer product line from Silicon Graphics dedicated to visualization, announced in April 2008.[1] It represented a return of Silicon Graphics to the visualization market after several years of focus on high-performance computing.

SGI Virtu workstations effectively replaced the SGI Fuel, SGI Tezro and SGI Prism workstations that were discontinued in 2006.

The Virtu range consisted of a rack mounted server configuration (Virtu VN200) and four workstations configurations (Virtu VS series). The latter are re-badged systems from BOXX Technologies, based on Intel Xeon or AMD Opteron processors and Nvidia Quadro graphics chipsets, running Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server or Windows Compute Cluster Server.[2]

SGI Virtu VN200[edit]

SGI Virtu VN200 is a high density node installed in a rack mounted enclosure.[3] Five nodes are supported in the 4U enclosure.

The node itself is based on a two-way Intel Xeon 5400 architecture and supports Nvidia Quadro graphic cards and is intended to be clustered.

SGI Virtu VS[edit]

The SGI Virtu VS series are the workstation models of the product line. Virtu VS100 is based on a two-way Quad Core Intel Xeon architecture. Virtu VS200 is a two-way AMD Opteron configuration, Virtu VS300 a four-way AMD Opteron and Virtu VS350 is an eight-way AMD Opteron configuration. All systems accept the full range of Nvidia Quadro Plex and Nvidia Quadro graphic solutions. NVIDIA SLI is supported.


  1. ^ SGI Visualization Solutions announcement of April 2008.
  2. ^ "Back to the Future: SGI Returns to Visualization". HPCwire. 2008-04-11. Retrieved 2008-09-29. 
  3. ^ SGI unveils SGI Virtu VN200 visualization node(fr) - CAD/CAM portal

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