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February 3, 2011
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arrow right SGI Reports Record Revenue and Profitability for Its Second Quarter of Fiscal 2011
SGI announced financial results for its second quarter of fiscal 2011. "SGI delivered the best quarter in its history. These record results underscore the success of our product strategy and execution, focus on operational excellence and commitment towards profitability," said SGI CEO Mark J. Barrenechea. "Given our business trends are improving, we are raising our FY11 non-GAAP revenue guidance and we expect to be profitable." [Full story]
  • GAAP revenue of $177.5 million; Non-GAAP revenue of $185.9 million
  • GAAP gross margin of 29.5%; Non-GAAP gross margin of 30.1%
  • GAAP EPS of $0.12; Non-GAAP EPS of $0.44
  • Raising guidance to reflect improving business trends
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arrow right SGI® Rackable™ Server Benchmarks As World's Most Energy-Efficient Platform

The SGI Rackable C2005-TY6 server achieved a world record for performance-per-watt on the SGI Rackable C2005SPECpower®_ssj2008 benchmark, an industry-standard measurement of energy efficiency of volume server class and multi-node class computers. C2005-TY6 server easily outperformed comparable systems from Dell, IBM and HP. [Full story]

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arrow right Announcing the SGI User Group Annual Meeting, Fremont, California, May 2-5, 2011

Please plan on attending the SGI User Group meeting. We are looking for gartner conferencespeakers who can discuss how they have used SGI technology to solve their toughest challenges. Please contact Gary Jensen, gary@139west.com, or Bill Mannel, mannel@sgi.com. Featured keynote addresses by:
CEO Mark Barrenechea
Dr. Eng Lim Goh
The SGI User Group is also looking for paper submissions, the deadline is March 25, 2011. Submit a paper.

Mark
Barrenechea
SGI CEO

Dr. Eng Lim
Goh
SGI CTO
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arrow right Call for Nominations—IDC's HPC Innovation Excellence Award

Prism XLIDC, along with other technical computing luminaries, have designed a new award program to recognize noteworthy achievement in the field of technical computing. The program’s main goals are to:

  • Showcase success stories involving HPC in science and industry
  • Help others understand the benefits of HPC
  • Demonstrate the value of HPC to funding bodies
  • Expand public support for HPC investments

Submit your nomination today, due date March 1, 2011.

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arrow right SGI YouTube Channel Launched—Subscribe Today

SGI YouTube ChannelWe're pleased to debut our new YouTube channel. Featuring more than 12 videos including Modeling the World with Dr. Eng Lim Goh, ICE Cube Air Tour, and our Think Ecological® series on Green IT. You'll find a wealth of information to keep you up to date on our vision, our products, and our future.
Altix UV 1000
Modeling the World: Dr. Eng Lim Goh, CTO and Senior Vice President, discusses how SGI uses modeling and simulation to help tackle some of the world's biggest challenges. [Watch the video] [Subscribe today]

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arrow right New SGI ICE Cube® Air Modular Data Center

Altix UV 1000Last November 2010, SGI announced the introduction and immediate availability of SGI ICE Cube Air, a significant addition to its line of ICE Cube modular data centers (MDCs). ICE Cube Air is SGI's third generation product, representing four years of MDC design and deployment experience, and setting a new MDC industry standard with breakthrough benefits.
[Full story] [Take a tour]

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arrow right White Paper—Technical Advances in the SGI® Altix® UV Architecture

Global shared memory (GSM) architectures, in which all processors can access all memory directly, offer significant advantages for a broad class of applications including scientific and engineering applications, real-time complex event processing, very large databases (VLDBs) and advanced business applications. SGI is the industry leader in the development of GSM platforms that deliver exceptional processing, memory, and I/O capabilities for high performance computing (HPC) and data-intensive tasks. [Download white paper]

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arrow right Remarketed Products—Refresh, Reuse, Scale Up and Out

altixYour existing SGI equipment can be an extremely valuable asset. Leveraging the reliable and robust system architecture, SGI can efficiently upgrade or reconfigure your installed assets into fully certified, highly productive systems. When you're ready to transition to your next leading edge SGI system, don't forget to ask your representative about our many upgrade programs. SGI offers a wide range of remarketed systems, upgrades, and options, available for new or established installations.

For more details, contact your regional SGI representative or e-mail us at rpg@sgi.com.
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