SGI and Turbolinux, Inc. Announce Strategic Alliance

Jan 31, 2001, 00:00 ET from Silicon Graphics, Inc.

    NEW YORK, LinuxWorld Booth 1523, Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- SGI (NYSE:   SGI)
 today announced a new strategic alliance with Turbolinux, Inc., a leader in
 high-performance Linux(R) OS-based solutions.  The alliance agreement includes
 an SGI equity investment in Turbolinux.  In addition, SGI and Turbolinux will
 work closely in a number of areas, including engineering, distribution,
 business development and marketing.
     "We're especially pleased to be working with Turbolinux," said
 Jan Silverman, vice president of Advanced Systems, SGI.  "By working together
 in a number of strategic areas, we are confident that we will significantly
 advance Linux for high-end computing."  The two companies are also discussing
 joint research and development projects, including high-performance computing
 and management software for high-density computing.
     "SGI is an important partner for Turbolinux on Intel next-generation
 computing platforms as well as in the areas of high-performance computing,"
 said Jerry Greenberg, senior vice president of marketing, Turbolinux.  "SGI is
 a technology innovator with proven results in many areas of interest to
     During the past year, SGI and Turbolinux have worked cooperatively on the
 Itanium(TM) for Linux project.  At the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in
 San Jose in August 2000, the two companies announced an agreement to
 incorporate breakthrough SGI(TM) Pro64(TM) compiler technology into the
 upcoming commercial release of Turbolinux(R) for the Itanium, for
 substantially increased Itanium performance on Linux.  Both SGI and Turbolinux
 have aggressive Itanium roadmaps with proven expertise in this area.
     About Turbolinux
     Founded in 1992, Turbolinux develops Linux OS-based software solutions for
 Internet and enterprise computing infrastructure, including reliable,
 available and scalable operating systems for workstations and servers and
 software clustering solutions for computing traffic management and
 peer-to-peer distributed computing.  Backed by more than $95 million in
 investments from some of the world's leading technology companies, including
 Compaq, Dell, Fujitsu, Hitachi, IBM, Intel, NEC, Novell, Oracle, SGI and
 Toshiba, Turbolinux is headquartered near San Francisco with offices around
 the world.  For more information, visit the Turbolinux Web site at
     About SGI
     SGI is the world's leader in high-performance computing technology,
 dedicated to unleashing the power of human creativity.  The company's systems,
 ranging from desktop workstations and servers to the most powerful
 supercomputers in the world, deliver advanced computing and 3D visualization
 capabilities to scientific, engineering and creative professionals and large
 enterprises.  In addition, SGI creates innovative software for design,
 Internet and entertainment applications.  SGI provides solutions in several
 key industries, including manufacturing, government, entertainment,
 communications, energy, the sciences and education.  For more information,
     NOTE:  Silicon Graphics is a registered trademark and SGI, Pro64 and the
 SGI logo are trademarks of Silicon Graphics, Inc.  Turbolinux is a registered
 trademark of Turbolinux, Inc.  Itanium is a trademark of Intel Corporation.
 Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.  All other trademarks
 mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.
     CONTACT:  Karen Heimbecker, 650-933-1293, or, or
 SGI PR Hotline, 650-933-7777, or SGI PR Fax, 650-932-0737, all of
 Silicon Graphics, Inc.

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