SGI and GTSI Form Government Channels Alliance to Grow Linux System Sales New Channels Supplier Relationship Offers SGI and Resellers Broader

Penetration at Federal, State and Local Levels

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In a joint effort
 to grow revenues from the sale of 64-bit Linux(R) solutions to government
 agencies at all levels, Silicon Graphics (OTC: SGID) and GTSI Corp.
 (Nasdaq:   GTSI) today announced an agreement establishing GTSI as a front line
 government channels supplier providing SGI(R) solutions to federal, state and
 local government customers.
     The alliance ensures SGI and its strategic resellers easy access to GTSI's
 numerous resources, including its existing government contracts and buying
 vehicles, its extensive government sales administrative expertise, and its
 broad knowledge of government customer requirements.
     The new alliance also gives GTSI, which will develop an enhanced Line of
 Business including additional technical and sales support, a more streamlined
 process for providing government customers with SGI's proven Linux OS-based
 solutions for real-time computing and visualization, and complex data
     "GTSI has set the standard for creating market awareness and demand in the
 government space, from the highest federal levels straight through to local
 agencies and departments," said Anthony Robbins, president, SGI Federal. "This
 new alliance offers an opportunity to realize incremental sales to government
 accounts at all levels, not only for SGI but for many of its resellers.
 Government users who are increasingly seeking out proven, scalable, and
 flexible Linux solutions can now capitalize on the unique combination of
 strengths formed in this new bond between GTSI, SGI, and SGI's strategic
     SGI systems already are popular in national laboratories, research
 facilities, defense agencies, and government contractor corporations, and the
 company's solutions are frequently acquired on the state level by universities
 and other government organizations. But with the availability of more
 affordable and deployable SGI servers, storage arrays and visualization
 systems, SGI systems are increasingly compelling for smaller government
 agencies, departments or workgroups. That, combined with the growing
 acceptance of Linux systems at all levels of government, presents significant
 opportunities for the expanded relationship with GTSI.
     "We view this as a way to strengthen the relationship between our two
 companies while providing our customers -- at all levels of government as well
 as systems integrators and resellers -- with the configuration support,
 contract portfolio, and solid solutions that they have come to expect from
 GTSI," said Dendy Young, GTSI's Chairman and CEO. "This relationship enables
 our end-user customers to access new and powerful solutions to solve real
 world problems today and tomorrow. We already operate as a very efficient,
 government-savvy distribution resource for partners like those in SGI's
 existing reseller base."
     Award-winning SGI(R) Altix(R) servers and supercomputers and the Silicon
 Graphics Prism(TM) family of visualization systems are based on
 industry-standard technologies, and offer users their choice proven 64-bit
 Linux operating environments, including Novell(R) SUSE(R) Linux(R) Enterprise
 Server 9 and Red Hat(R) Enterprise Linux(R) Advanced Server 4.0. SGI servers
 and visualization systems also tightly integrate with SGI(R) InfiniteStorage
 disk arrays and storage area network solutions. GTSI and its allied partners
 will be able to resell all SGI solutions.
     About GTSI Corp.
     GTSI Corp. is the leading information technology product and solutions
 aggregator, combining best of breed products and services to produce solutions
 that meet government's evolving needs. For more than two decades, GTSI has
 focused exclusively on Federal, State, and Local government customers
 worldwide, offering a broad range of products and services, an extensive
 contract portfolio, flexible financing options, global integration and
 worldwide distribution. GTSI's unique Technology Practices consisting of
 certified experts, deliver exceptional solutions to support government's
 critical transformation efforts. Additionally, GTSI focuses on systems
 integrators on behalf of government programs. GTSI is headquartered in
 Northern Virginia, outside of Washington, D.C. Further information about the
 Company is available at
     SILICON GRAPHICS | The Source of Innovation and Discovery(TM)
     SGI, also known as Silicon Graphics, Inc. (OTC: SGID), is a leader in
 high-performance computing, visualization and storage. SGI's vision is to
 provide technology that enables the most significant scientific and creative
 breakthroughs of the 21st century. Whether it's sharing images to aid in brain
 surgery, finding oil more efficiently, studying global climate, providing
 technologies for homeland security and defense or enabling the transition from
 analog to digital broadcasting, SGI is dedicated to addressing the next class
 of challenges for scientific, engineering and creative users. With offices
 worldwide, the company is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., and can be
 found on the Web at
     NOTE:  Silicon Graphics, SGI, Altix, the SGI cube and the SGI logo are
 registered trademarks, and Silicon Graphics Prism, The Source of Innovation
 and Discovery are trademarks of Silicon Graphics, Inc., in the United States
 and/or other countries worldwide. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus
 Torvalds in several countries. Intel and Itanium are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and
 other countries. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of
 their respective owners.
     The discussion in this news release about the GTSI relationship contains
 forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including the
 impact of competitive products and pricing, the efforts of third parties in
 developing, supporting, and promoting their products, the sustained
 performance of current and future products, changes in the authorization of
 government spending, the acceptance of applicable technologies by markets and
 customers, and the other risks detailed from time to time in the company's SEC
 reports, including the report on Form 10-Q and 10-K. Actual results may vary
      Marla Robinson


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