May 15, 2009
Rackable Systems is pleased to announce the completion of our asset acquisition of Silicon Graphics, Inc. Please see our press release posted on our website for further details. With this important milestone complete, I want to personally share with you some of the key elements of our forward-looking vision.
First, our corporate name will be Silicon Graphics International, but we have made the decision to brand the company SGI®. The Rackable
name will become the brand for our x86 cluster compute products, joining our other industry-recognized brands such as ICE Cube, Altix, InfiniteStorage, CloudRack, MicroSlice, Origin, and VUE, just to name a few that will all comprise the new SGI.
Second, I believe that the merging of the two businesses gives us the ability to enhance how we service our customers’ business and technology needs. More information about our organization, including the new SGI executive management team can be found on www.sgi.com/management.
the enhanced SGI resources and offerings will be in a stronger position to be your trusted technology partner. The SGI product portfolio addresses:
- Large-scale data center needs of reduced cost, greater density and lower power
- Cluster computing problems whether they be processor, memory or network constrained
- The ability to solve large-scale data problems through a combination of hardware, storage and software solutions
- HPC environments and the software tools necessary to increase performance and reduce complexity
Fourth, SGI will be better able to service your needs on a global basis. SGI will be operational in over 25 countries with the expertise to deliver products, deploy solutions, provide field service and logistics, and offer custom onsite services enabling industry-leading reliability, availability, and serviceability.
Innovation, expertise and service are at the core of SGI. We built our company by listening to our customers, providing unique solutions for the toughest and most demanding technology and business problems, offering mass customization, and being first to market with new component technology in order for our customers to maintain their competitive advantage. This tradition will continue.
The SGI team looks forward to building on our many successes.
Mark J. Barrenechea