SGI Announces First Itanium Processor-Based System Using Linux

Part of Itanium Processor-Based Roadmap, SGI launches Silicon Graphics 750



May 29, 2001, 01:00 ET from SGI

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- SGI (NYSE:   SGI), a leading
 provider of high-performance computing and visualization solutions for
 technical and creative users, today announced that the Silicon Graphics(R)
 750 system for Linux(R), developed with the Intel(R) Itanium(TM) processor,
 will be available July 2001. This announcement signifies SGI's first milestone
 on the Itanium product roadmap being developed for Linux.
     The Silicon Graphics 750 system is based on an innovative floating-point
 architecture that is designed specifically for affordable high-performance and
 standards-based computing. The Silicon Graphics 750 system is the newest
 generation in 64-bit computing in the SGI(TM) family of products based on the
 Itanium processor with open-source Linux.
     "We are pleased that SGI has chosen the Itanium processor, the first of a
 multi-generation product family, to be the engine for its Linux OS-based high
 performance systems," said Mike Fister, vice president and general manager,
 Intel Enterprise Platforms Group. "SGI's experience in delivering
 high-performance solutions and the advanced features of the Itanium processor
 are an outstanding combination for affordable high-performance computing."
     "SGI's expertise in high-performance computing combined with the power of
 the Itanium processor provides an excellent solution for technical developers
 and advanced research environments," said Jan Silverman, senior vice president
 of marketing, SGI. "This announcement illustrates SGI's continued commitment
 to Linux with the availability of the Silicon Graphics 750 on the Itanium
 processor and heralds the beginning of future SGI products in the Itanium
 processor family."
     The Silicon Graphics 750 features advanced computational processing in a
 compact form factor capable of scaling up to two processors and 16GB of
 memory. The availability of the Silicon Graphics 750 will accommodate and
 enable the most demanding power users in the technical and high-performance
 computing markets such as computational fluid dynamics, mechanical
 computer-aided engineering (MCAE), computational chemistry, scientific
 computing and visualization.
     "The availability of the Itanium processor-based Silicon Graphics
 750 reinforces their leadership and commitment in bringing advanced
 architectures to the market," said Bill Claybrook, research director of Linux
 and Unix, Aberdeen Group. "The Silicon Graphics 750 provides an excellent
 system for technical professionals in the Linux environment."
 
     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, company information is located on the Web at www.sgi.com.
     This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding the
 Silicon Graphics 750 system which is 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 guarantee of future performance.
 Such risks and uncertainties include the timely production of Silicon Graphics
 750 system 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 is a registered trademark, and SGI and the SGI
 logo are trademarks of Silicon Graphics, Inc. Intel is a registered trademark,
 and Itanium is a trademark of Intel Corporation. Linux is a registered
 trademark of Linus Torvalds. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the
 property of their respective owners.
 
     CONTACT:  Kimberly Pepper of SGI, 650-933-8814, or kpepper@corp.sgi.com,
 or SGI PR Hotline, 650-933-7777, or fax, 650-932-0737; or Stephanie Hart of
 Text 100, 650-566-2282, or stephanieh@text100.com, for SGI.
 
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    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- SGI (NYSE:   SGI), a leading
 provider of high-performance computing and visualization solutions for
 technical and creative users, today announced that the Silicon Graphics(R)
 750 system for Linux(R), developed with the Intel(R) Itanium(TM) processor,
 will be available July 2001. This announcement signifies SGI's first milestone
 on the Itanium product roadmap being developed for Linux.
     The Silicon Graphics 750 system is based on an innovative floating-point
 architecture that is designed specifically for affordable high-performance and
 standards-based computing. The Silicon Graphics 750 system is the newest
 generation in 64-bit computing in the SGI(TM) family of products based on the
 Itanium processor with open-source Linux.
     "We are pleased that SGI has chosen the Itanium processor, the first of a
 multi-generation product family, to be the engine for its Linux OS-based high
 performance systems," said Mike Fister, vice president and general manager,
 Intel Enterprise Platforms Group. "SGI's experience in delivering
 high-performance solutions and the advanced features of the Itanium processor
 are an outstanding combination for affordable high-performance computing."
     "SGI's expertise in high-performance computing combined with the power of
 the Itanium processor provides an excellent solution for technical developers
 and advanced research environments," said Jan Silverman, senior vice president
 of marketing, SGI. "This announcement illustrates SGI's continued commitment
 to Linux with the availability of the Silicon Graphics 750 on the Itanium
 processor and heralds the beginning of future SGI products in the Itanium
 processor family."
     The Silicon Graphics 750 features advanced computational processing in a
 compact form factor capable of scaling up to two processors and 16GB of
 memory. The availability of the Silicon Graphics 750 will accommodate and
 enable the most demanding power users in the technical and high-performance
 computing markets such as computational fluid dynamics, mechanical
 computer-aided engineering (MCAE), computational chemistry, scientific
 computing and visualization.
     "The availability of the Itanium processor-based Silicon Graphics
 750 reinforces their leadership and commitment in bringing advanced
 architectures to the market," said Bill Claybrook, research director of Linux
 and Unix, Aberdeen Group. "The Silicon Graphics 750 provides an excellent
 system for technical professionals in the Linux environment."
 
     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, company information is located on the Web at www.sgi.com.
     This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding the
 Silicon Graphics 750 system which is 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 guarantee of future performance.
 Such risks and uncertainties include the timely production of Silicon Graphics
 750 system 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 is a registered trademark, and SGI and the SGI
 logo are trademarks of Silicon Graphics, Inc. Intel is a registered trademark,
 and Itanium is a trademark of Intel Corporation. Linux is a registered
 trademark of Linus Torvalds. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the
 property of their respective owners.
 
     CONTACT:  Kimberly Pepper of SGI, 650-933-8814, or kpepper@corp.sgi.com,
 or SGI PR Hotline, 650-933-7777, or fax, 650-932-0737; or Stephanie Hart of
 Text 100, 650-566-2282, or stephanieh@text100.com, for SGI.
 
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