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SGI to Showcase Energy Efficient Data Center Solutions at the Gartner Data Center Conference


Chief Executive Officer to Speak on Benefits of Modern Data Center

FREMONT, Calif., November 30, 2009 —SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), a global leader in HPC and data center solutions, today announced that it will showcase its energy efficient data center products, including CloudRack® and ICE Cube® modular data center, as a sponsor at the Gartner Data Center Conference from December 1-4 in Las Vegas, Nev., in booth #46. As part of the event sponsorship, SGI President and CEO Mark J. Barrenechea will present a session on the benefits of "green" data center technologies, outlining real-world examples of how new data center technologies, including modular data centers, have enabled lower total cost of ownership (TCO) by improving power distribution efficiency and curbing cooling costs.

"We believe that the Gartner Data Center Conference provides an excellent opportunity for organizations to discover innovative data center technologies that can improve their business operations," said George Skaff, chief marketing officer at SGI. "From our ground-breaking ICE Cube to CloudRack product family, SGI delivers leading data center solutions that offer unmatched energy efficiency, high compute densities and low total cost of ownership for customers looking to bolster their bottom line without sacrificing performance."

SGI Speaking Session: "The Changing Face and Benefits of the Modern Data Center," presented by Mark Barrenechea, president and CEO of SGI
Date: Thursday, December 3, 2009
Time: 9:15-9:45 a.m. PST
Location: Octavius 15, Caesar's Palace
Topic: Mark Barrenechea will speak about the dramatic changes that today's data centers are undergoing, with success stories to spotlight how modular data centers feature mobility, extreme containerized server and storage densities, highly efficient cooling capabilities, and simplified management and serviceability. The growing importance of "green" technologies will be discussed, as they enable data center managers to lower TCO by economizing on power distribution, expensive cooling costs and data center floor space.

On the show floor, SGI will exhibit ICE Cube, its 40-foot modular data center which provides extreme containerized server and storage densities, as well as compelling deployment advantages as it augments or replaces traditional brick-and-mortar data centers. In booth #46, directly across from ICE Cube, SGI will demonstrate its CloudRack server tray, an ultra-dense, fan-less, coverless 1U server design that delivers extreme densities and performance to CloudRack enclosures for a variety of data center applications.

About Gartner Data Center Conference
The Gartner Data Center Conference is the most comprehensive compilation of sessions and advice on the future of the data center ever held. It offers the latest actionable insights and best practices in all areas affecting the data center — real-time infrastructure to servers and storage to business continuity and disaster recovery. The Gartner Data Center Conference hits the critical spot between strategic planning and tactical advice for IT organizations as they look to implement new technologies into their data centers and maintain the most efficient data center they can. Additional information is available at Gartner 28th Annual Data Center Conference.

About SGI
SGI is a global leader in large-scale clustered computing, high performance storage, HPC and data center enablement and services. SGI is focused on helping customers solve their most demanding business and technology challenges. Visit www.sgi.com for more information.

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