SGI Unveils Origin® 400 Integrated Workgroup Blade System

Origin 400 Delivers High Performance, Manageability and Ease-of-Use to Enterprise Customers

FREMONT, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 16, 2010SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), a global leader in HPC and data center solutions, today announced availability of Origin® 400, an integrated workgroup blade system that features compute and storage area network (SAN) storage functionality, making it ideal for remote offices and small- and medium-sized enterprises. Origin 400 delivers highly differentiated enterprise features, such as virtualization capabilities that provide maximum flexibility and eliminate the need to overinvest in hardware. Extensive software certifications, including VMware®, Linux®, SAP®, Microsoft® Windows®, Microsoft® Exchange and Microsoft® SQL Server®, ensure suitability for a large number of applications.

Origin 400 is a single platform that functions seamlessly as a web server, applications server, email server and backend database server. It addresses a variety of enterprise verticals, including regional healthcare, education, local government, retail, software development, call centers, and community banking, accounting and legal.

“Origin 400 is a strong addition to our channel product portfolio and gives our partners an innovative, channel-focused product to help drive maximum value,” said Tony Carrozza, senior vice president of worldwide sales at SGI. “Origin 400 establishes a new bar for performance, manageability and ease-of-use as small- and medium-sized enterprises struggle to keep pace with increasingly complex IT infrastructures.”

Origin 400 scales to six dual-socket compute blades and 14 2.5” SAS hard drives within a 6U rackmount enclosure. It includes integrated gigabit Ethernet networking and simple point-and-click management. Origin 400 fully exploits the new Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series to accelerate application performance, and increase density and power efficiency with up to 72 cores per system.

Primary hardware components, such as power supplies, cooling fans, RAID controllers and networking modules, can be configured redundantly and are hot-pluggable for rapid serviceability. Integrated web-based management makes set-up, administration and management fast and easy.

“We are seeing a strong demand for blade systems that incorporate a mix of server and storage capabilities for departmental environments,” said Jed Scaramella, senior research analyst, servers, IDC. “SGI’s new Origin 400 offering will not only help SGI expand further into the business computing market, but will be vital for resellers that serve small- to medium-sized enterprise markets.”

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About SGI

SGI is a global leader in large-scale clustered computing, high performance storage, HPC and data center enablement and services. SGI is focused on helping customers solve their most demanding business and technology challenges. Visit for more information.

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This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding SGI technologies and third-party technologies that are subject to risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in such statements. The reader is cautioned not to rely unduly on these forward-looking statements, which are not a guarantee of future or current performance. Such risks and uncertainties include long-term program commitments, the performance of third parties, the sustained performance of current and future products, financing risks, the ability to integrate and support a complex technology solution involving multiple providers and users, and other risks detailed from time to time in the company's most recent SEC reports, including its reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q.


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