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SGI to Bundle Panasas

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Under a new distribution and marketing agreement, SGI is extending its data management offerings with storage solutions from Panasas, Inc., the leader in parallel clustered storage solutions for the High Performance Computing (HPC) market.

SGI will offer the Panasas ActiveStor Parallel Storage Clusters to customers deploying Linux(R) clusters, including award-winning SGI(R) Altix(R) ICE and Altix XE cluster solutions. Panasas ActiveStor products augment the SGI(R) InfiniteStorage line of storage products and data management solutions for HPC, data-intensive enterprise and media environments.

Combining HPC clusters with Panasas parallel storage solutions offers another option for organizations running applications requiring high- performance parallel I/O. The combined solutions are targeted at customers in the manufacturing, government, academic and energy markets. SGI will also provide technical support and installation services for the Panasas products it sells.

"Because many customers deploying large-scale, multi-node clusters have unique storage and file system needs, SGI teamed with the company that leads the market in providing parallel clustered storage solutions for HPC environments," said Bob Pette, vice president, Global Professional Services, SGI. "By adding Panasas ActiveStor products to our vast selection of scalable storage and data management solutions, SGI is able to provide a complete, highly integrated cluster-based solution that helps customers shorten their time to insight and make the most of their SGI cluster."