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SGI Takes Top Spots In HPCwire Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards

SGI Altix ICE Also Named Best HPC Server Product

FREMONT, Calif.—November 20, 2009—SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), a global leader in HPC and data center solutions, today announced that it was ranked number ONE in the "Top Five Vendors to Watch" list by HPCwire readers, and garnered a second place honor on the same list compiled by HPCwire editors for its 2009 Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards. In addition, SGI Altix® ICE was named "Best HPC Server Product" by the readers of HPCwire. The awards were presented at the 22nd annual Supercomputing Conference (SC09), held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland this week.

"SGI is honored to be the only company recognized by both the editors and readers of HPCwire; these awards are validation of the dedication and commitment of our company to delivering market changing products for our HPC customers," said George Skaff, chief marketing officer of SGI. "The acknowledgement from the HPC community for Altix ICE is particularly gratifying. With its release, we will continue to deliver the most impactful products, scaling from the personal supercomputer to the largest scale-up platform, in order to deliver unmatched value to our customers."

The HPCwire Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards are determined through a survey conducted by HPCwire, online polling of the global HPCwire audience, along with a rigorous selection process involving HPCwire editors and industry luminaries.

"These awards, which represent a partnership between the HPCwire global readership and our publishing team, are a salute from the global HPC community," said Thomas Tabor, publisher of HPCwire. "To receive these honors means that you are at the top of mind of HPCwire readers, editors and luminaries in the field. I'd like to congratulate SGI for being selected by our readers and our editors for the 2009 awards."

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