MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SGI (NYSE: SGI) today announced receipt of "Best of Show" honors at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo 2003 for product excellence with the SGI(R) Altix(TM) 3000 family of servers and superclusters. Under the banner "Scaling Linux to New Altitudes," SGI unveiled the SGI Altix 3000 in its world debut at the LinuxWorld conference yesterday in New York City. IDG World Expo, the LinuxWorld host company, presented SGI with the Best of Show award yesterday afternoon. The conference continues through Friday with ongoing demonstrations of the capabilities of the new SGI Altix 3000 superclusters in the SGI booth. The Open Source Product Excellence Awards are sponsored by OSDN and presented in conjunction with UniForum Association in several categories, from Best Clustering Solution to Best Open Source project, to the exhibitors that most embody open-source innovation in their respective areas. The highly coveted Best of Show recognition was awarded this year to SGI for extending the supercomputing capabilities of Linux(R) with the new SGI Altix superclusters. "With all of the incredible advancements that have been made in Linux over the last year, SGI is tremendously honored to have been selected among them as Best of Show," said Gary Geissler, vice president of engineering, SGI, who accepted the award. "Moreover, we are indebted to all of the members of the open-source community who have dedicated their efforts to scalable Linux functionality." SGI recently announced the SGI Altix 3000 family of servers and superclusters, which combine SGI's supercomputing architecture with Intel(R) Itanium(R) 2 processors and the Linux operating system. SGI Altix 3000 is recognized as the first Linux cluster that scales up to 64 processors within each single-Linux-image node, and the first cluster of any variety to allow global shared memory access across nodes. SGI Altix 3000 has already produced record-setting results on high-performance computing benchmarks over the highest-end offerings from IBM, HP, and other vendors. (See separate releases dated January 7, 2003.) SGI is demonstrating these unique capabilities in its booth at the LinuxWorld conference this week. About SGI SGI, also known as Silicon Graphics, Inc., is the world's leader in high-performance computing, visualization and the management of complex data. SGI products, services and solutions enable its technical and creative customers to gain strategic and competitive advantages in their core businesses. Whether being used to design and build safer cars and airplanes, discover new medications and oil reserves, predict the weather, entertain us with thrilling movie special effects or provide mission-critical support for government and defense, SGI systems and expertise are empowering a world of innovation and discovery. The company, located on the Web at www.sgi.com, is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., and has offices worldwide. NOTE: Silicon Graphics, SGI, and the SGI logo are registered trademarks and Altix is a trademark of Silicon Graphics, Inc., in the U.S. and/or other countries worldwide. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. Intel and Itanium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010510/SFTH025LOGO ) CONTACT: Ginny Babbitt of SGI, +1-650-933-4519, or email@example.com; or SGI PR Hotline, +1-650-933-7777; or SGI PR Fax, +1-650-932-0737.