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March 2011
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arrow right SGI Acquires SGI Japan, Ltd., March 9, 2011

SGI Japan AcquisitionSGI announced it has acquired all outstanding shares of SGI Japan, Ltd. from a consortium of investors that includes NEC Corporation, Sony Corporation and Canon Marketing Japan. The purchase price was $17.9M in an all cash deal. The purchase also includes $27.0M of net working capital. SGI previously owned 10.4% of SGI Japan, Ltd.

"Japan is one of the world's largest and most important technical computing markets," said SGI CEO Mark J. Barrenechea. "Today's acquisition further extends our global reach as we seek high value ways to expand growth opportunities. We look forward to strengthening our relationships with employees, partners and customers of SGI Japan, Ltd." [Full story]


arrow right Introducing SGI® ArcFiniti™ Integrated Data Archive Solution

ArcFiniti Archive SolutionSGI ArcFiniti data archive solution is a fully integrated disk-based solution that targets the exploding problem of unstructured, file-based data sprawl.

One year after SGI's acquisition of COPAN™ MAID technology, the ArcFiniti introduction is the company's second enhancement to the platform. It brings an easy-to-deploy solution that leverages industry-leading tools for managing and protecting some of the world's largest data repositories.

SGI's ArcFiniti archive solution provides high-performance network access that offers performance, accessibility and long-term data integrity advantages over tape. Leveraging SGI technology to significantly reduce power consumption and ensure data integrity, ArcFiniti configures to more than 1.4PB of usable storage in a single rack. That volume of storage is equivalent to roughly 20 years of HD-TV video or 10 billion photos on Facebook.
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arrow right University of São Paulo Selects SGI® Altix® ICE 8400 to Accelerate Astronomy Research

HPC Users ForumThe Astronomy Department of the University of São Paulo selected SGI Altix ICE 8400 for its high performance computing (HPC) system to enable advanced scientific astronomical research in Brazil.

As theoreticians at the University of São Paulo are creating new and more advanced physical models to study the universe, they require immense processing power from larger, faster and more massively parallel computer clusters. The Astronomy Department selected Altix ICE 8400 with AMD processors to uniquely meet its intensive computing needs, enabling them to solve problems that were previously not possible. [Full Story]

arrow rightSave the Date! The SGI User Group Annual Meeting Is May 2-5, 2011 in Fremont, California
gartner conferencePlease plan on attending the SGI User Group meeting. We are looking for speakers who can discuss how they have used SGI technology to solve their toughest challenges.

Please contact Gary Jensen,, or
Bill Mannel,
Featured keynote addresses by:
CEO Mark Barrenechea
Dr. Eng Lim Goh
Conference information and registration can be found here.


Dr. Eng Lim
arrow right SGI Altix® UV Technology Overview

Altix UV 1000This demonstration video describes the features and benefits of the SGI Altix UV, compared to standard rackmounted and clustered solutions. It includes audio voice-over and features SGI CTO Dr. Eng Lim Goh.

Altix UV delivers: Lightning-fast data access, and simulation speed, consolidation of complex workloads, accelerated decisions and exceptional ROI.
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arrow right Visit Us at These Upcoming Events
HPC Linux Financial
April 4, 2011, NYC, NY

April 11-14, Las Vegas, NV
Bio IT
April 12-14,. Boston, MA
SGI User Group
May 2-5, Fremont, CA
June 19-23, Germany

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arrow right Remarketed Products—Weekly Specials

Visit our weekly specials featuring remarketed products with exceptional sale prices. These systems and options may come with a full system warranty or a six month warranty, and are eligible for extended support. All products are limited to supply on hand and are subject to prior sale. [Full story]


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