Alison Ryan, SGI's Global Channel Sales Vice President, Recognized as one of UBM Tech Channel's CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs

Alison Ryan, SGI's Global Channel Sales Vice President, Recognized as one of
UBM Tech Channel's CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs

FREMONT, Calif., Feb. 27, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SGI (Nasdaq:SGI), the
trusted leader in technical computing, announced today that Alison Ryan has
been named one of UBM Tech Channel's CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs. This prestigious
list of the most influential and powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes
those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth
within their organization, while evangelizing and defending the importance of
the channel throughout the entire IT Industry.

SGI is focused on helping customers solve their most demanding technology
challenges by delivering compute and storage solutions designed to address
real-world Big Data challenges. SGI's market focus spans the government,
manufacturing, life sciences, media and content, financial services, and cloud
industries. The company develops, markets, and sells a broad line of low-cost,
mid-range and high-end scale-out and scale-up servers and data storage
solutions, as well as differentiating software that is used by a variety of
customers in the public, private and commercial sectors. SGI works with a
select group of leading channel partners globally to deliver meaningful
technology solutions to the world's most dynamic businesses.

For over ten years, Channel Chiefs were selected by the CRN editorial team
based on channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and
public support for the importance of IT Channel Sales.

"The 2013 Channel Chiefs list recognizes vendor executives dedicated to
driving channel programs in the IT marketplace," said Kelley Damore, senior
vice president and editorial director at CRN. "Our annual Channel Chiefs issue
is a must-read for IT solution providers evaluating new vendors or looking to
expand solution offerings. These are the people, the products, and the
programs that any savvy solution provider needs to know. We congratulate this
year's Channel Chiefs for their stellar record of business innovation and
applaud them for their continued dedication to the partner community."

Selected by CRN's editorial staff, the 2013 Channel Chiefs list is featured in
the 2/25/13 issue of CRN Magazine and will be featured online at

"A growing and thriving channel ecosystem is key to SGI's success and we are
proud that Alison has been recognized again as a champion in this area for the
second year in a row," said Jorge Titinger, president and CEO, SGI. "She has
played a critical role in developing the Channel Network Program to jointly
leverage SGI and partner expertise to drive into new business. Her recognition
as a Channel Chief indicates the value that she brings to the company and our
channel partners."

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