SGI Named to CRN's 2013 5-Star Partner Program Guide

SGI Named to CRN's 2013 5-Star Partner Program Guide

5-Star Designation in Annual Guide Identifies the IT Channel's Most Elite
Vendor Partner Programs

FREMONT, Calif., March 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SGI (Nasdaq:SGI), the
trusted leader in technical computing, today announced it has been named to
CRN's 2013 Partner Program Guide, and awarded a 5-Star Partner rating. The CRN
Partner Program Guide is the definitive listing of manufacturers and software
publishers that service solution providers or supply products to the IT
Channel. The guide recognizes those vendors who have channel programs and
derive a portion of their sales through the indirect IT Channel. The 5-Star
Partner Program rating recognizes an elite subset of Partner Program Guide
vendors who give solution providers the best partnering elements in their
channel programs.

SGI is focused on helping customers solve their most demanding technology
challenges by delivering differentiated compute and storage solutions. The
company works with a select group of leading channel partners globally to
deliver meaningful technology solutions to the world's most dynamic
businesses. With an open architecture approach and deep relationships with the
technology partners, SGI is able to offer flexible, scalable, non-proprietary
solutions to customers at very competitive costs. SGI's channel partnerships
support the company's expanding footprint in markets including government,
manufacturing, life sciences, media and content, financial services, and cloud
industries.

"We are very pleased to be recognized by CRN as a 5-star partner for the
fourth year in a row," said Jorge Titinger, president and CEO, SGI."SGI's
Channel Network Program is a key factor in the company's success and is an
important component of our long term growth strategy.We look forward to
continuing to foster these vital reseller relationships."

"The companies listed in CRN's 2013 Partner Program Guide represent a
comprehensive list of the best channel programs in the market today," said
Kelley Damore, senior vice president and editorial director, for UBM Tech
Channel's CRN. "The 5-star award is reserved for vendors that understand that
a successful partnership does not rely solely on the technology. By offering
their partners tools, education and regular updates, vendors on this list go
above and beyond traditional support to ensure a mutually beneficial
partnership."

The list methodology is based on objective criteria that takes into account
each vendor's investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner
training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales
support and communication. Vendors are assessed using information provided in
their completed applications.

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About SGI

SGI, the trusted leader in technical computing, is focused on helping
customers solve their most demanding business and technology challenges. Visit
sgi.com for more information.

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UBM Tech Channel
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Ogilvy Public Relations
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