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SGI Channel Network Program Receives CRN's Five-Star Partner Rating Designation for Second Year in a Row

FREMONT, Calif. - March 28, 2011 - SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), a trusted leader in technical computing, announced today that it has received CRN's Five-Star Partner rating for the second year in a row, and has been named to CRN's 2011 Partner Programs Guide. CRN's Partner Programs Guide and Five-Star Partner ratings serve as the definitive list of vendors who have robust partner programs or products that service solution providers offer directly to the IT channel. The annual list recognizes vendors who offer solution providers the best possible partnering elements for channel success.

"SGI is committed to providing unparalleled support to channel partners through our award-winning Channel Network Program," said Alison Ryan, vice president of channel sales at SGI. "We are greatly pleased that our efforts have been recognized with a Five-Star rating for a second year. This award from Everything Channel is indicative of the strength of our partner program and the value that SGI brings to its partners."

SGI's Channel Network Program is designed to partner with an elite group of value-added resellers who bring differentiated solutions to their customers. The program brings to its partners unique solutions for their customers, as only VARs with value-added services and market insight who train with SGI are authorized to sell the solutions. SGI ensures that the underlying technology and architecture is truly differentiated and produces market-leading performance. The program itself protects profits through strong opportunity registration, lead passing and other incentives for partners who invest with SGI.

"The companies listed on the 2011 Partner Programs Guide represent the best channel programs in the market today," said Kelley Damore, vice president and editorial director for Everything Channel's CRN. "Of those, only a few get our five-star award based on their commitment to the channel, breadth of program offerings, and services offered to their partners. Each of these organizations understands that technology alone does not make for a successful channel program. By focusing on delivering a comprehensive partner program, vendors and solution providers can work together to drive business opportunities and revenue."

The 2011 Partner Programs Guide and Five-Star Partners listing will be featured on and in the March 28 issue of CRN.

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