Press Release

SGI Top Executives to Speak at Eighth Annual SGI User Group Conference


Key Customer Presentations, SGI Open House, ICE Cube® and NASA Tours Will Be Featured

FREMONT, Calif. — April 26, 2010 — SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), a global leader in HPC and data center solutions, today announced that it will sponsor and participate in the 8th Annual SGI User Group (SGIUG) Conference to be held in Fremont, California, May 10-12, 2010. Top SGI executives, including Mark J. Barrenechea, SGI CEO, and Dr. Eng Lim Goh, SGI CTO, will be present at the conference. This year's event will feature tutorials, technical presentations and workshops. The SGIUG Conference is open to all SGI customers and partners.

"The SGIUG Conference is a unique event that brings together industry experts to provide valuable information about high-end modeling, simulation and data mining, and to share best practices, tips, techniques and ideas on high performance computing technologies with SGIUG members," said Chuck Niggley, SGIUG president. "We are pleased that SGI works closely with the user group to help ensure its success."

Conference highlights will include a technology presentation by Dr. Goh, as well as customer presentations by the Institute of Cancer Research and NASA Ames Research Center. A tour of the NASA Ames Research Center, home to the Pleiades Supercomputer, the largest SGI® Altix® ICE cluster — currently No. 6 on the TOP500 List, is also included. SGI will host an open house and reception at its corporate headquarters and conduct tours of its ICE Cube modular data center. Early bird registration is available until April 30.

"The SGIUG is an important organization that facilitates direct communication between SGI and our valued customers and partners," said George Skaff, chief marketing officer at SGI. "We look forward to hearing their feedback and welcoming members to SGI headquarters for demos of our products, including the ICE Cube modular data center."

SGI speaking sessions include (see program for full listing):

SGI Keynote: SGI Directions
Presented by: Mark J. Barrenechea, SGI CEO
Date: Monday, May 10
Time: 1:00 p.m. PDT

Technology Keynote: SGI Technology Trends
Presented by: Dr. Eng Lim Goh, SGI CTO
Date: Monday, May 10
Time: 11:00 a.m. PDT

Session: SGI Product Overview
Presented by: Rick Chapek, senior vice president of hardware engineering
Date: Monday, May 10
Time: 2:00 p.m. PDT

About SGIUG
The SGI User Group is an independent, worldwide community focused on sharing information and improving the technical productivity of SGI high performance computing and data storage systems.

The user group is open to all, and welcomes new members, suggestions for activities and volunteers to organize the user group. It spotlights both the Linux® and IRIX® operating systems, creating a technical community for all SGI customers.

The SGI User Group is an ideal way to access tutorials and future plans from SGI, and to have discussions with other users that will help get more from investment in SGI. The user group has a close relationship with SGI to ensure success.

The overall mission of SGIUG is to serve as an open forum to foster exchange of ideas and methodologies among computer scientists, researchers and engineers. For more information, please visit www.sgiug.org.

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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