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SGI to Debut Octane® III Personal Supercomputer at Intel Developer Forum 2009

Demonstrations of Newly Launched Octane III and CloudRack® C2 in Booth #718; SGI Customers Nominated for Itanium Innovation Awards

FREMONT, Calif. — September 22, 2009 — SGI (NASDAQ: SGI) announced today that it will showcase Octane® III, the company's newly announced personal supercomputer for high-performance computing (HPC) in office environments, and CloudRack® C2, its leading data center solution for cluster computing at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2009 from September 22 - 24 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

SGI Booth #718 in Technology Showcase's Hyper-scale Solutions for Cloud Services Community will feature the following products:

  • Octane III — SGI's new personal supercomputer that combines the power and performance capabilities of a high-performance deskside cluster with the portability and usability of a workstation. Octane III permits up to 80 high-performance cores and nearly 1TB of memory for unparalleled performance, yet is whisper-quiet for the workplace. Octane III also offers advanced NVIDIA graphics and GP-GPU capabilities, is pre-configured for immediate ease-of-use right out of the box, and is powerful enough for some of the most complex HPC applications in the world.

  • CloudRack C2 — CloudRack C2 is the next-generation server cabinet with high-density compute trays, advanced scale-out capabilities and MicroSlice™ architecture for cluster computing, data center physicalization, maximum compute power and unparalleled cooling efficiency. CloudRack C2 is uniquely suited for the most challenging Internet and cloud computing environments.

"The Intel Developer Forum is an amazing opportunity to bring together various technology solution providers who are integrating Intel technology, and SGI is excited to be a part of this distinguished group," said George Skaff, chief marketing officer at SGI. "We also look forward to showcasing our new personal supercomputer, Octane III, which bridges the gap for HPC users between the desktop and the data center."

SGI customers, the University of Warwick and Masaryk University, are finalists in Itanium® Solutions Alliance's third-annual Itanium Innovation Awards, which celebrate forward-looking organizations and their groundbreaking work using Intel® Itanium processors. These universities use SGI® Altix® 450 and SGI® Altix® 3700 supercomputers with Intel Itanium processors to advance new research and run mission-critical applications. The University of Warwick in the United Kingdom is a finalist in the category of Computationally Intensive Applications, and Masaryk University in the Czech Republic is a finalist in the Mission-Critical Data category. Winners will be announced at the Itanium Innovation Awards ceremony on Wednesday, September 23, 2009.

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