Silicon Graphics Prism Visualization Systems Sweep 2005 HPCwire Editors' Choice and Readers' Choice Honors

Nov 15, 2005, 00:00 ET from SGI

    SEATTLE, SC|05, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Silicon Graphics
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   SGID) today announced that its groundbreaking Silicon
 Graphics Prism(TM) systems swept top honors for visualization products in the
 2005 HPCwire Innovation Awards. The readers and editors of HPCwire, the
 journal of record for the high-performance computing (HPC) industry, singled
 out SGI as the source of the most innovative HPC visualization technology
 while providing solutions that offer the best price/performance in the high-
 end visualization or graphics market.
     HPCwire Publisher Tom Tabor presented SGI with four awards in ceremonies
 today at the SC|05 conference held here at the Washington State Convention and
 Trade Center.
     HPCwire 2005 Readers' Choice Awards:
     -- Most Innovative Visualization Product or Technology
     -- Best Price-Performance in High-End Graphics or Visualization
     HPCwire 2005 Editors' Choice Awards:
     -- Most Innovative Visualization Product or Technology
     -- Best Price-Performance in High-End Graphics or Visualization
     "The verdict from HPCwire's global readership and its panel of editors and
 technology visionaries is very clear:  Silicon Graphics Prism stands alone in
 delivering superior innovation and value," said Gabriel Broner, senior vice
 president and general manager, Visual Systems Group, SGI. "We are delighted to
 be honored by the world's most discriminating judges of technology once again,
 and we intend to continue to deliver cost-efficient solutions that enable our
 customers to break down barriers to understanding and insight."
     "While the top tier of computation has seen its share of benchmarks, white
 papers, analyst reports, and legislative studies, HPCwire's Readers' and
 Editors' Choice Awards indicate how those on the front lines of both
 commercial and academic high performance computing have offered their personal
 input on exactly where the cutting edge of technology lies," said
 Thomas B. Tabor, president of Tabor Communications, Inc, publisher of HPCwire.
 For its Readers' Choice Awards, HPCwire annually polls a representative sample
 of its worldwide readership. HPCwire Editors' Choice awards were selected by a
 panel of HPCwire editors and luminaries.
     SC|05 attendees can see the award-winning Silicon Graphics Prism system in
 action in the SGI Booth (No. 602). SC|05 demonstrations include a Boeing 777
 collaborative workflow simulation driven by a 128-processor Silicon Graphics
 Prism system with six graphics pipes and 256GB of memory. Taking place in the
 SGI, Intel and Boeing booths, the demo recreates a Boeing factory quality
 control scenario to show how multiple technologies can combine to turn a
 time-consuming but essential quality control process into a seamless exchange
 of information and insight -- even when participants are miles apart. The
 unique demonstration also incorporates SGI OpenGL Vizserver(TM) software
 ensuring all demo participants can access and interact on demand with any part
 of a 60GB Boeing 777 model using laptops, or virtually any type of computer.
     Combining the power of SGI's award-winning, scalable, shared-memory
 visualization architecture with leading 64-bit Linux(R) scalability found in
 SGI Altix(R) HPC servers and supercomputers, the Silicon Graphics Prism family
 delivers the best of both worlds with unbeatable visualization performance and
 Linux innovation, all in a single platform. Based on best-of-breed
 industry-standard components, with Intel(R) Itanium(R) 2 processors and ATI(R)
 graphics processors, the system is both powerful and economical. For more
 information on Silicon Graphics Prism, visit: .
     SILICON GRAPHICS | The Source of Innovation and Discovery(TM)
     SGI, also known as Silicon Graphics, Inc., is a 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
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 registered trademarks, and Silicon Graphics Prism, OpenGL VizServer and The
 Source of Innovation and Discovery are trademarks of Silicon Graphics, Inc.,
 in the United States and/or other countries worldwide. Intel and Itanium are
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      Lisa Pistacchio