MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SGI (NYSE: SGI) today announced the availability of the IBM(R) DB2(R) Entity Analytic Solutions (EAS) portfolio for the SGI(R) Altix(R) high-performance computing platform. The combination of SGI systems and IBM's industry leading analytics software comprises a fully integrated identity recognition platform. IBM's DB2 EAS portfolio on SGI Altix helps solve identity problems common in national security, compliance, fraud detection, customer relationship management, insider threat detection, and other applications. The solution is designed to bring a new level of accuracy, precision, and fidelity to the concept of identity recognition and relationship resolution for government and commercial organizations. "Government agencies, in particular, must solve identity problems in minutes or even seconds and require a highly scalable platform for fast data ingest and a database repository that can process billions of records within a time-critical window of opportunity," said Anthony Robbins, president, SGI Federal. "Current identity recognition and relationship resolution solutions aren't enough for identity-based applications that span multiple industries. Together, our two companies have delivered a hardware-software solution that extends the groundbreaking identity recognition and relationship resolution capabilities of IBM's Entity Analytic Solutions to help solve some of the biggest problems facing government and business." IBM DB2 EAS and IBM DB2 Universal Database are extremely well suited for the SGI Altix family of servers, which are based on the Linux(R) operating system and 64-bit Intel(R) Itanium(R) 2 processors. This combination provides a standards-based solution that is crucial for organizations seeking to deploy a robust analytics infrastructure. SGI hardware combined with IBM analytics promises high performance, accurate identity recognition across multiple applications -- from consumer privacy, Patriot Act compliance, anti money laundering, and insider threats to more effective and targeted marketing and customer loyalty activities. A single instance of an identity accurately resolved can help save millions of dollars in government fines or protect a corporate brand by averting the damage of working with undesirable customers, employee prospects, or suppliers -- a capability that can, at times, determine an organization's survival. "Our software runs atop a high-performance database engine such as DB2 and requires scalable and reliable hardware to meet the stringent requirements of our customers," said John Slitz, vice president, IBM Entity Analytics. "The Altix architecture provides the scalability and flexibility required to deliver very high performance with our EAS solutions. In addition, IBM DB2 UDB and SGI Altix can be tuned and optimized for the database and workload characteristics." The SGI Altix family of servers and supercomputers are exceptionally scalable Linux systems designed to meet the requirements of high performance users who require record speed, unparalleled value, and industry-leading 64-bit Linux solutions to keep pace with the growing application demands. The IBM DB2 Entity Analytics team offers products that enable organizations to increase business insight by delivering an accurate view into individuals (DB2 Identity Resolution) and relationships (DB2 Relationship Resolution) and to anonymously compare this data (DB2 Anonymous Resolution) in real-time. SGI Altix can grow to 512 processors and 6TB of memory in a single image of the Linux operating system, while IBM DB2 Universal Database can leverage all available system resources to manage even the most demanding database workloads. IBM DB2 EAS is available on SGI Altix immediately. For more information visit: www.sgi.com/products/software/eas/. SILICON GRAPHICS | The Source of Innovation and Discovery(TM) SGI, also known as Silicon Graphics, Inc., is the world's 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 www.sgi.com. NOTE: Silicon Graphics, SGI, Altix, the SGI cube and the SGI logo are registered trademarks and The Source of Innovation and Discovery are trademarks of Silicon Graphics, Inc., in the United States and/or other countries worldwide. IBM, DB2 and the IBM e-business logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation. Statements concerning IBM's future development plans and schedules are made for planning purposes only, and are subject to change or withdrawal without notice. 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