NEW YORK, LinuxWorld Booth 1523, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- SGI (NYSE: SGI), a leader in high-performance multiplatform computing, continues to bring its knowledge of and experience with the SGI(TM) IRIX(R) operating system to the Linux(R) platform by delivering stable, reliable and optimized Linux OS-based solutions that feature real-time performance and realism for real data. SGI core technologies focus on customers' most challenging problems characterized by the compute power they require, the vast amount of data involved and the ability to visualize and interact in real-time with the problem to solve it. SGI has introduced a suite of Linux OS-based solutions for clustering, Internet, storage and database applications, including SGI Internet Server(TM) for e-commerce, SGI(TM) Internet Server Environment (ISE), SGI(TM) Advanced Cluster Environment (ACE) for Linux, and the SGI(TM) 1100 server. This new suite of SGI solutions is targeted toward technical, creative and business professionals in the Internet, sciences, manufacturing, government and education markets. The cornerstone of SGI's strategy for Linux involves enabling its hardware, software and services to run on Linux, developing strategic alliances and contributing to the open-source community to help accelerate Linux in the marketplace. SGI has proven its commitment to the open-source community by applying its IRIX innovations to enhance its Linux solutions. SGI continues to innovate in IRIX and make technologies available to the open-source community. SGI's legacy of providing integrated software infrastructure for business-critical computing in key areas includes: -- Performance: SGI Pro64(TM) compilers -- Visualization capability: OpenGL(R), Open Inventor(TM), OpenGL Performer(TM) -- Application scalability: XFS(TM) filesystem, scalability project -- Reliability features: SGI Linux FailSafe(TM) for high availability, OS test suite Highlights at the conference include product launches, technology developments and demonstrations of current Linux OS-based offerings from SGI. "SGI is considered one of the 'insider' Linux companies and is a strong supporter of the open-source movement," said Bill Claybrook, research director, Linux and Open Source Software with Aberdeen Group. "SGI has the people, solutions, products, support, service and enterprise experience to be successful in the Linux marketplace." "SGI is committed to continue moving Linux forward by delivering real solutions with real results today," said Jan Silverman, vice president, Advanced Systems Marketing, SGI. "SGI brings to the Linux world what we do best -- the integration of powerful data computing and real-time visualization that enables our technical, creative and business customers to solve the problems they face today and tomorrow." SGI announcements include: SGI 1100 Server SGI is announcing a new addition to its Intel(R) processor-based, rack-mounted-optimized server family, the 1100 server. Certified to run Windows NT(R), Windows(R) 2000 or Linux, the SGI 1100 server features a space-saving 1U (1.75-inch) footprint that fits easily into industry-standard 19-inch racks. Powered by single or dual Intel Pentium(R) III 800 MHz or 1 GHz processors, the SGI 1100 server is a powerful yet affordable solution. SGI 1100 is designed for easy manageability, maintainability and expandability for deployment as an Internet, e-commerce, rendering or cluster computing nodes solution. One of the first installations of this server is at the University at Buffalo Center for Computational Research (see separate release dated 1/31/01), where SGI 1100 is deployed as a 152-processor Linux cluster and is one of the primary compute engines supporting 25 university departments. SGI Internet Server for E-commerce A powerful, thin 1U serving solution complete with industry-leading SoftCart(R) e-commerce software from Mercantec that enables up to 150 storefronts per server, SGI Internet Server for e-commerce starts at $4,495 U.S. list. Designed for service providers, the e-commerce version of SGI Internet Server provides a completely integrated, fully configured Linux OS-based solution that allows the customers of service providers to quickly build attractive, user-friendly virtual storefronts to sell products over the Internet. SGI Internet Server Environment (ISE) Designed for service providers such as ISPs and ASPs, the Linux OS-based SGI ISE is a cost-effective Internet-serving software solution that includes advanced management, monitoring and security tools with 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 typically required by service providers. Kasenna(TM) MediaBase for Linux Servers from SGI Kasenna MediaBase is the only carrier-class broadband software platform for managing, distributing and streaming rich-media content over the Internet, intranets and virtual private networks at bit rates ranging from 28.8Kb per second to 15Mb per second to multiple client platforms. The Linux OS-based SGI Internet Server with Kasenna MediaBase supports multiple streaming formats simultaneously, including RealVideo(R), RealAudio(R), QuickTime(TM), MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and MP3. Service and Support SGI is uniquely positioned to provide the services that are integral to a complete Linux solution. SGI has more than 200 trained Linux service engineers that understand how to provide enterprise-class support to the most demanding customers. SGI offers the broadest range of support in the industry, from Mission-Critical Support to single-incident WebPacks that can be purchased and used over the Internet. SGI Productivity Services include a suite of flexible Managed Services that optimize and accelerate system performance, and Linux education and training courses are offered in the format that meets customers' needs (instructor-led training or e-learning), with skills verification via certification. For More Information For more information about the broad family of SGI(TM) solutions based on the IRIX, Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Linux operating systems, visit the company's Web site at www.sgi.com. 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. A strong advocate for open technology, SGI is committed to contributing technology from its core competencies in visualization and high-performance computing to the open-source community to help solve the toughest computing problems. Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., with offices worldwide, the company is located on the Web at www.sgi.com. This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding new hardware and software products including the SGI 1100 Server, the SGI Internet Server, the SGI Internet Server Environment, the Kasenna MediaBase for Linux server and the SGI GenomeCluster 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 products named in this release 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: Silicon Graphics, OpenGL and IRIX are registered trademarks, and SGI, SGI Internet Server, Open Inventor, XFS, Linux FailSafe, Pro64, OpenGL Performer, and the SGI logo are trademarks, of Silicon Graphics, Inc. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds used with permission. Windows and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation. QuickTime is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. 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