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Gartner Positions SGI in 2015 Magic Quadrant for Modular Servers

SGI differentiates enterprise offerings with high-performance computing (HPC) expertise

MILPITAS, CA — May 7, 2015 — SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), a global leader in high-performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management, announced today that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the "Niche Players" quadrant of the May 4, 2015 Magic Quadrant for Modular Servers.

According to the inaugural report, "The Niche vendors in this Magic Quadrant are all viable providers for the use cases in which they specialize, but may not serve a broad range of use cases well or have a broadly ambitious roadmap. They may be relatively new entrants to this market or may not yet have gained significant market share. The more highly targeted your needs, the more likely it is that there will be a Niche Player that is ideal for your needs."

"SGI's strong background in HPC has enabled us to bring both a deep supercomputing expertise and broad knowledge of the cutting-edge applications to support our enterprise and HPC customers' businesses," said Jorge Titinger, president and CEO, SGI. "As companies strive to derive critical insights and value from their rapidly increasing access to real-time data, in-memory analytics requirements become more demanding. SGI's unique expertise in solving these data intensive problems will be an advantage to enterprise customers."

Gartner's indicates that, "In 2014, the modular server market accounted for 26% of server sales, putting the modular server market at $13.3 billion in annual revenue, with growth of 3.4% over 2013". This growth can be attributed to the wider role that modular servers and HPCs will play in bringing transactional and analytic workloads together in achieving real-time business at extreme scale.

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About the Magic Quadrant
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