SGI Announces New SGI 1100 Server

Rack-Mount Optimized Server Is Ideal for Technical Computing, Internet

Serving, Digital Publishing and Rendering Solutions; Thin, Powerful Design

Supports Pentium III Processors

Jan 30, 2001, 00:00 ET from SGI

    NEW YORK, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at LinuxWorld 2001 in New York,
 SGI (NYSE:   SGI) announced the new SGI(TM) 1100 server -- an ultrahigh-density,
 dual Intel(R) Pentium(R) III processor-capable server that supports the
 Linux(R), Windows(R) 2000 and Windows NT(R) operating systems. Designed for
 maximized processor density and easy manageability, the SGI 1100 server comes
 in an ultralow-profile 1U (1.75-inch) rack-mount-optimized chassis. The SGI
 1100 server supports up to two Pentium III 800 MHz or 1 GHz processors and
 features a 133 MHz front-side bus and up to 2GB of memory for exceptional
 flexibility as an Internet, digital publishing or rendering server or as a
 compute node in a cluster environment. Technical computing professionals will
 appreciate the affordability and power-packed design of the SGI 1100 server as
 a space-saving solution for a broad range of technical and creative
 applications such as electronic design automation (EDA), bioinformatics,
 rendering, digital publishing, Internet infrastructure, Web serving and
 e-commerce. Customers that deploy the SGI 1100 server can easily rack and
 stack these affordable, ultrahigh-density servers to better utilize valuable
 real estate and built-in networking while providing critical data protection.
     Available immediately through SGI's value-added resellers, the
 SGI 1100 server starts at $2,600 (U.S. list). SGI is demonstrating the new
 server from Jan. 31 through Feb. 2 in Booth 1523 at LinuxWorld 2001.
     "With this announcement, SGI leverages its expertise in high-end technical
 computing, system optimization and flexible industry solutions that scale as
 our customers' application requirements and businesses grow," said Greg Goelz,
 vice president of marketing for volume products, SGI. "SGI extends this
 world-class ability to the SGI family of industry-standard Intel
 architecture-based servers, bringing high-performance features and
 functionality to mainstream users."
     Minimum Footprint, Maximum Performance
     The SGI 1100 server combines unparalleled capability and performance in a
 compact design that easily mounts in industry-standard 19-inch racks. Creative
 and technical professionals experience significant benefits from the
 SGI 1100 server:
     -- Maximum performance in minimal space:  SGI 1100 supports dual Pentium
 III 800 MHz or 1 GHz processors, up to 2GB of SDRAM, up to 60GB of internal
 IDE hard-drive storage and dual 10/100 Ethernet integrated in a compact 1U
     -- Freedom to choose:  Certified to run Linux, Windows NT or Windows 2000,
 SGI 1100 offers customers the flexibility to use the operating system that
 best suits their application requirements
     -- Reliable, scalable performance:  Protecting customers' investments, SGI
 1100 incorporates error-correcting cache (ECC) memory and can be configured
 with external SCSI or Fibre Channel RAID for reliable performance and valuable
 data protection
     -- Easy manageability:  SGI 1100 comes standard with remote management
 tools and easy-to-access internal bays for quick routine maintenance and lower
 total cost of ownership
     Advanced Cluster Capability
     The SGI 1100 server includes the SGI(TM) Advanced Cluster Environment
 (ACE) for Linux software, a suite of programming, management and performance
 tools, services and support to provide a high-performance compute cluster. ACE
 is backed by the SGI(SM) Global Services organization, and customers with SGI
 support contracts receive regular software updates and technology improvements
 to stay on the cutting edge of Linux compute clustering. Designed for the
 bioinformatics, education and research, energy and EDA markets, SGI ACE for
 Linux brings together SGI's broad experience in scalable computing with the
 latest developments from the open-source software community. The result is an
 integrated, high-performance and robust technical compute cluster solution
 with the industry's lowest total cost of ownership.
     Internet and Media Applications
     The SGI 1100 server is ideal for Internet, digital publishing and
 rendering applications. The small 1U footprint of the SGI 1100 server gives
 service providers a powerful, thin serving solution with rack-and-stack
 scalability to expand their Internet offerings with ease and minimal expense
 as business needs change. The newly announced SGI Internet Server(TM) system
 for e-commerce provides a completely integrated, full-featured solution for
 single or multiple hosted store services. Available in February through SGI
 resellers, the solution is priced at $4,495 (U.S. list).
     SGI(TM) Internet Server Environment (ISE) is a cost-effective Internet
 serving software solution that includes advanced management, monitoring and
 security tools, integrated installation scripts and a Web-based user
 interface. ISE provides basic Internet infrastructure and a foundation to
 support basic messaging, other infrastructure and Web-serving applications
 required by service providers. Available immediately through SGI resellers,
 ISE is priced at $99 (U.S. list). When combined with the SGI 1100 server,
 complete Internet serving configurations start at an affordable $2,850 U.S.
     The SGI 1100 server is ideal as the foundation for cost-effective,
 scalable raster image processing (RIP) solutions. This supplements RIP
 products currently available from SGI customers, including Agfa, Heidelberg,
 Heidelberg Digital, Kodak and Nexpress-leaders in the digital-printing
     Post-production and special-effects facilities will find the
 SGI 1100 server to be a cost-effective rendering platform. It delivers the
 scalability, processor and memory density and high-performance CPU and storage
 options required by demanding 3D animation and special effects rendering
     SGI(TM) 1000 Series Server Family
     The addition of the new SGI 1100 server complements the existing line of
 Intel processor-based servers from SGI:
     -- SGI(TM) 1450 server is an enterprise-class offering from SGI, powered
 by up to four Intel Pentium III Xeon(TM) 700 MHz processors in a compact 4U
 (7-inch) rack-mount configuration. Designed for data center customers who want
 maximum four-way system performance to run demanding business applications,
 implement clustering solutions or run enterprise-level e-commerce sites, SGI
 1450 provides an affordable entry-level price point, significant expansion
 options and a range of reliability features to ensure continuous uptime. The
 SGI 1450 server easily mounts in industry-standard 19-inch racks.
     -- SGI(TM) 1200 server offers slightly more configuration flexibility than
 SGI 1100. The SGI 1200 server is a scalable, high-availability server that
 utilizes Pentium III 700 MHz or 800 MHz processors to deliver outstanding
 performance. Designed to support demanding Internet-serving applications, as
 well as clusters of servers solving technical compute problems, SGI 1200 meets
 customer needs for rapid and unpredictable growth in server farms, Internet
 serving and technical compute cluster environments. With a thin form factor
 (2U or 3.5-inches in height), the system easily mounts in industry-standard
 19-inch racks.
     Pricing and Availability
     Available immediately through SGI sales channels, pricing for the
 SGI 1100 server featuring a single Pentium III 800 MHz processor starts at
 $2,600. For more information about SGI products or for the nearest reseller,
 customers can call 800-800-7441 or visit the company's Web site at
     About SGI
     SGI provides a broad range of high-performance computing and advanced
 graphics solutions that enable customers to understand and conquer their
 toughest computing problems. Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., with
 offices worldwide, the company is located on the Web at
     This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding
 SGI 1100 servers that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause
 actual results to differ materially from those described in such statements.
 The reader is cautioned not to rely unduly on these forward-looking
 statements, which are not a guarantee of future performance. Such risks and
 uncertainties include the timely production of the SGI 1100 servers in
 sufficient volume to meet demand, the impact of competitive markets, products
 and pricing, the acceptance of applicable technologies by markets and
 customers, the ability of the company to manage a complex set of engineering,
 marketing and distribution relationships and other risks detailed from time to
 time in the company's most recent SEC reports, including its reports on
 Form 10-K and Form 10-Q.
     NOTE:  SGI, the SGI logo and SGI Internet Server are trademarks and SGI is
 a service mark of Silicon Graphics, Inc. Intel and Pentium are registered
 trademarks and Xeon is a trademark of Intel Corporation. Windows and Windows
 NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Linux is registered
 trademark of Linus Torvalds. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the
 property of their respective owners.
     CONTACT:  Marla Robinson of SGI, 256-864-3426, or; or SGI
 PR Hotline, 650-933-7777; or fax, 650-932-0737