SGI Unveils Internet Server Environment

Powerful Internet-Serving Software Solution Available for $99

Jan 30, 2001, 00:00 ET from Silicon Graphics, Inc.

    NEW YORK, LinuxWorld Booth 1523, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- SGI (NYSE:   SGI),
 the company that powers the world's most demanding Internet sites, today
 introduced its latest Media Commerce(TM) solution -- SGI(TM) Internet Server
 Environment (ISE) software.  Designed for service providers, ISE includes
 advanced management, monitoring and security tools with powerful integrated
 installation scripts and a Web-based user interface-all on a single CD.  ISE
 provides basic Internet infrastructure and a foundation to support the
 messaging, Web-serving and e-commerce applications typically required by
 service providers.  A powerful, Internet-serving software solution,
 Linux(R) OS-based ISE has a U.S. list price of $99.
     "To meet ever-increasing customer demands, service providers must be able
 to integrate new solutions into existing infrastructures quickly and
 affordably," said Cathy Lawson, director of product marketing and programs,
 Telecommunications and Media, SGI.  "We took the most popular open-source
 software, added powerful installation scripts and an easy-to-use Web-based
 user interface and put it all on a single CD.  At $99, this gives service
 providers the time-to-money value proposition they are looking for."
     Reliable Thin Server Architecture
     ISE is qualified to run on the SGI(TM) 1100 server, which combines SGI's
 commitment to high-performance, scalable servers with the reliability and
 reduced cost of Linux operating system-based servers.  Leveraging SGI's
 collaborative development with the open-source community, ISE is optimized to
 provide high performance for the Linux operating system.  When combined with
 the SGI 1100 server, complete Internet-serving configurations start at an
 affordable $2,850 U.S. list price.
     SGI 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(R) Pentium(R) III 800 MHz or 1 GHz processors, the SGI 1100 server is a
 powerful yet affordable solution.  The SGI 1100 is designed for easy
 manageability, maintainability and expandability for deployment as an Internet
 infrastructure, e-commerce or rendering server or a cluster computing nodes
     Features and Benefits of ISE
     -- Single-CD collection of popular open-source software
     -- Simplified installation via powerful scripts and Web-based user
     -- Fully supported tools for quick deployment, easy monitoring and remote
     -- Web-based tools to streamline installation, troubleshooting and
     -- Bastille security lockdown with easy installation script
     -- Upgradable Tripwire(R) intrusion detection and file integrity software
     -- Installation scripts for Sendmail(R) and Apache
     -- Reliable Linux operating system
     -- Centralized configuration, administration and management features
     -- Improved system security through powerful server lockdown tools
     SGI Global Services
     SGI reduces support costs by offering single-point-of-call support for
 ISE, with timely response from the world-class SGI(SM) Global Services
     Media Commerce Solutions
     SGI Internet Server for e-commerce is part of the Media Commerce solution
 suite of products from SGI that enable customers to create, manage, deliver
 and transact content over a vast range of networks.  Media Commerce solutions
 for the Internet and media serving range from affordable Linux OS-based
 servers to powerful, scalable SGI(TM) servers based on IRIX(R) operating
 system.  Linux OS-compatible servers are ideal for Web serving, messaging,
 e-commerce and media streaming Internet services, while IRIX OS-compatible
 servers are optimal for high-volume broadband media streaming, carrier-class
 messaging and e-commerce database-intensive applications.
     Availability and Pricing
     ISE is available immediately through SGI resellers at a U.S. list price of
 $99.  When combined with the SGI 1100 server, complete Internet serving
 configurations start at an affordable $2,850 U.S. list price.
     About SGI
     SGI provides a broad range of broadband Internet, high-performance
 computing and advanced graphics solutions that enable customers to understand
 and conquer their toughest computing problems.  Media Commerce solutions from
 SGI enable telecommunications, Internet, media and entertainment customers to
 create, manage, deliver and transact content over a vast range of networks.
 Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., with offices worldwide, the company is
 located on the Web at
     NOTE:  IRIX is a registered trademark, and SGI, Media Commerce and the
 SGI logo are trademarks, of Silicon Graphics, Inc.  Linux is a registered
 trademark of Linus Torvalds. Windows and Windows NT are registered trademarks
 of Microsoft Corporation.  Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks of
 Intel Corporation.  All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of
 their respective owners.
     CONTACT:  Lisa Pistacchio, 650-933-5683, or, or
 SGI PR Hotline, 650-933-7777, or SGI PR Fax, 650-932-0737, all of
 Silicon Graphics, Inc.

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