SGI to Redistribute Intel Software Development Products for Intel(R) Itanium(TM) Processor Family

Intel(R) Compilers for Linux and Performance Libraries Immediately Available

On Silicon Graphics 750 System for Linux



Feb 01, 2002, 00:00 ET from SGI

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SGI (NYSE:   SGI)
 today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to redistribute
 Intel's suite of compilers and performance libraries for the Intel(R)
 Itanium(TM) Processor Family. The suite includes C++ and Fortran compilers and
 math kernel libraries, which can be used to develop applications for the
 Itanium architecture. SGI will immediately offer the Intel Software
 Development Products for purchase on the Itanium-based Silicon Graphics(R) 750
 system for Linux(R).
     The complete set of compilers and libraries and tools will also be
 supported on future Itanium-based systems from SGI. The Intel compilers and
 tools complement the SGI product line by offering convenient, one-stop
 shopping for SGI high-performance computing (HPC) customers writing
 applications for the Linux platform based on the Itanium processor.
     "SGI is very pleased to offer our HPC customers the opportunity to develop
 Linux applications on the SGI's Intel Itanium-based platforms," said
 Ben Passarelli, senior director of product management, SGI. "The core tools
 provided by Intel and the CPU power of the Itanium processors are a complement
 to the SGI Linux 750 desktop system architecture. Application developers
 seeking to create robust, high-performing applications can rely on SGI's
 domain-specific knowledge, consulting and applications tuning experience to
 achieve new levels of open-system performance."
     "This agreement marks another step forward in our companies' multi-year
 relationship to deliver the power of the Itanium processor to the HPC
 community," said Jon Khazam, director of Intel's performance tools operation.
 "Compatible with tools developers already use, Intel Software Development
 Products are the fastest and easiest way to take advantage of performance
 features in the Itanium processors."
 
     Silicon Graphics 750 System
     The Silicon Graphics 750 deskside development system is designed to
 accommodate the most demanding power users in technical and high-performance
 computing markets at affordable, entry-level prices. As the first offering in
 the Silicon Graphics family of Itanium processor-based products for Linux, the
 750 incorporates the state-of-the-art Intel 64-bit architecture, open-source
 Linux software, and libraries optimized for SGI to set a new standard for
 high-performance Linux computing.
 
     About SGI
     Celebrating its 20th year, SGI, also known as Silicon Graphics, is the
 world's leading provider of high-performance computing, complex data
 management and visualization products, services and solutions that enable its
 technical and creative customers to gain strategic and competitive advantages
 in their core businesses. Whether being used to design and build safer cars
 and airplanes, discover new medications and oil reserves, predict the weather,
 entertain us with thrilling movie special effects or provide mission-critical
 support for government and defense, SGI systems and expertise are empowering a
 world of innovation and discovery. The company, located on the Web at
 www.sgi.com, is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., and has offices
 worldwide.
     NOTE:  Silicon Graphics, SGI, and the SGI logo are registered trademarks
 of Silicon Graphics, Inc. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.
 Intel and Itanium are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation
 or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.  All other
 trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.
 
     CONTACT:  Marla Robinson of SGI, +1-256-864-3426, or
 marlar@sgi.com, or SGI PR Hotline, +1-650-933-7777, or SGI PR Fax,
 +1-650-932-0737.
 
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    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SGI (NYSE:   SGI)
 today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to redistribute
 Intel's suite of compilers and performance libraries for the Intel(R)
 Itanium(TM) Processor Family. The suite includes C++ and Fortran compilers and
 math kernel libraries, which can be used to develop applications for the
 Itanium architecture. SGI will immediately offer the Intel Software
 Development Products for purchase on the Itanium-based Silicon Graphics(R) 750
 system for Linux(R).
     The complete set of compilers and libraries and tools will also be
 supported on future Itanium-based systems from SGI. The Intel compilers and
 tools complement the SGI product line by offering convenient, one-stop
 shopping for SGI high-performance computing (HPC) customers writing
 applications for the Linux platform based on the Itanium processor.
     "SGI is very pleased to offer our HPC customers the opportunity to develop
 Linux applications on the SGI's Intel Itanium-based platforms," said
 Ben Passarelli, senior director of product management, SGI. "The core tools
 provided by Intel and the CPU power of the Itanium processors are a complement
 to the SGI Linux 750 desktop system architecture. Application developers
 seeking to create robust, high-performing applications can rely on SGI's
 domain-specific knowledge, consulting and applications tuning experience to
 achieve new levels of open-system performance."
     "This agreement marks another step forward in our companies' multi-year
 relationship to deliver the power of the Itanium processor to the HPC
 community," said Jon Khazam, director of Intel's performance tools operation.
 "Compatible with tools developers already use, Intel Software Development
 Products are the fastest and easiest way to take advantage of performance
 features in the Itanium processors."
 
     Silicon Graphics 750 System
     The Silicon Graphics 750 deskside development system is designed to
 accommodate the most demanding power users in technical and high-performance
 computing markets at affordable, entry-level prices. As the first offering in
 the Silicon Graphics family of Itanium processor-based products for Linux, the
 750 incorporates the state-of-the-art Intel 64-bit architecture, open-source
 Linux software, and libraries optimized for SGI to set a new standard for
 high-performance Linux computing.
 
     About SGI
     Celebrating its 20th year, SGI, also known as Silicon Graphics, is the
 world's leading provider of high-performance computing, complex data
 management and visualization products, services and solutions that enable its
 technical and creative customers to gain strategic and competitive advantages
 in their core businesses. Whether being used to design and build safer cars
 and airplanes, discover new medications and oil reserves, predict the weather,
 entertain us with thrilling movie special effects or provide mission-critical
 support for government and defense, SGI systems and expertise are empowering a
 world of innovation and discovery. The company, located on the Web at
 www.sgi.com, is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., and has offices
 worldwide.
     NOTE:  Silicon Graphics, SGI, and the SGI logo are registered trademarks
 of Silicon Graphics, Inc. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.
 Intel and Itanium are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation
 or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.  All other
 trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.
 
     CONTACT:  Marla Robinson of SGI, +1-256-864-3426, or
 marlar@sgi.com, or SGI PR Hotline, +1-650-933-7777, or SGI PR Fax,
 +1-650-932-0737.
 
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