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SGI Upgrades Altix Cluster

RENO, Nev. -- SGI
(NASDAQ:SGIC) today unveiled new cluster nodes and processor upgrades aimed
at increasing the performance of SGI(R) Altix(R) XE clusters while
maintaining their ability to deploy quickly, consume power efficiently, and
help keep data centers running cooler.

SGI is extending its Altix XE line of servers and clusters with two new
models powered by next-generation 45nm Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processors: the
Quad- Core Intel Xeon 5400 Series "Harpertown" and Dual-Core Intel Xeon 5200
Series "Wolfdale."

The new SGI(R) Altix(R) XE250 is an ideal choice to serve as a cluster head
node, featuring two, four or eight cores of advanced Intel Xeon Processor
performance. SGI has designed the Altix XE250 with the memory capacity and
bandwidth to deliver optimal application performance. The new system
utilizes a 12MB cache to reduce the load placed on system memory and a
1600MHz Front- Side Bus to improve bandwidth between memory and the CPU.
Redundant power supplies add to the system's reliability.