SGI to Preview In-Memory Appliance at SAPPHIRE(R) NOW

SGI to Preview In-Memory Appliance at SAPPHIRE(R) NOW 
SGI UV Technology Enables Consolidation of Applications and Data
Analytics for Real-Time Business at Extreme Scale, Without Complexity 
MILPITAS, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/03/14 --  SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), a
trusted leader in high performance computing and Big Data and an SAP
global technology partner, will preview a single-node appliance at
the SAPPHIRE(R) NOW conference being held June 3-5 in Orlando,
Florida. Building on SGI's in-memory computing leadership and SGI's
January development announcement for the SAP HANA(R) platform, the
forthcoming solution is expected to enable real-time business at
extreme scale and high availability, without complexity. 
Utilizing a scale-up, single-node architecture with breakthrough
coherent shared memory, the appliance is being built to enable
organizations to run enterprise resource planning (ERP), data
warehouse, and other applications on a single, in-memory system and
scale beyond 6TB. Freed from the limits and complexity of clustered
appliances, large enterprises across industries will be able to
perform analytics, transactions, and processes in real time for
faster, smarter decisions and greater competitive advantage. 


 
--  Bankers can view customers holistically to enhance long term value;
--  Manufacturers have real-time knowledge of operations to optimize costs
    and assets;
--  Retailers can consolidate point of sale (POS), e-commerce, and ERP
    data for a 360-degree view of customer activity;
--  Healthcare organizations can analyze clinical data from greater sample
    sizes to improve patient care.

  
The SGI appliance will feature a new offering in the SGI UV server line
designed for in-memory data management and application platforms, and
leverages seventh generation SGI technology and over 100 SGI patents
in shared-memory innovation. The first release of the appliance will
contain an 8-socket UV system utilizing Intel(R) Xeon(R) E7 8890 v2
processors coupled with 6TB of shared memory that is designed to
scale to 32 sockets and 24TB of shared memory as a single-node
system. By simply adding sockets and memory, enterprises will be able
to expand their platform seamlessly and overcome the performance
degradation and complexity challenges of clustered solutions.
Performance will scale linearly, automatically, and without need to
re-distribute data or balance I/O. 
Shared memory communication within the appliance will be achieved
using ultra-fast, low latency SGI NUMAlink(R) 7 interconnects. To
protect data against memory power loss, data and log files will be
stored on disk using dual NetApp(R) E2700 RAID arrays. And to further
simplify deployment and accelerate time to value, the appliance will
arrive pre-racked and pre-configured with SUSE(R) Linux(R) Enterprise
Server.  
High Availability
 To fulfill the uptime demands of global, online
environments, maintain high service levels, and guard against costly
downtime, the appliance will provide high availability with
simplified administration. Utilizing two single-node systems,
enterprises will be protected against logical, system, and site
failure, and restore critical applications and data analytics in
seconds.  
"Large enterprises are striving for the performance and simplicity of
single node systems beyond the current threshold for an appliance
running SAP HANA," said Jorge Titinger, president and CEO of SGI.
"Drawing on the experience gained in the delivery of hundreds of
shared-memory solutions to HPC customers, SGI is designing a
single-node system with unprecedented scale that will enable our
customers to confidently leverage the full power of SAP HANA to
achieve their business objectives." 
Preview at SAPPHIRE NOW
 In partnership with Enterprise Analytics
experts Cognilytics, SGI will preview the appliance in its booth
(#136) during SAPPHIRE Now in Orlando, Florida, June 3-5, 2014. SGI
will also present the solution architecture and joining with
Cognilytics, present business use cases, at scheduled attendee
sessions. Learn more about SGI UV technology at www.sgi.com. 
About SGI
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(HPC), is focused on helping customers solve their most demanding
business and technology challenges by delivering technical computing,
Big Data analytics, cloud computing, and petascale storage solutions
that accelerate time to discovery, innovation, and profitability.
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reserved. SGI, the SGI logo, SGI UV, SGI InfiniteData and SGI
NUMAlink are trademarks or registered trademarks of Silicon Graphics
International Corp. or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or
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Forward-looking Statements
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that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as
defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
(the "Reform Act"). Words such as "anticipate," "believe,"
"estimate," "expect," "forecast," "intend," "may," "plan," "project,"
"predict," "should, " "will" and similar expressions as they relate
to the certification, commercial release and other aspects of UV are
intended to identify such forward-looking statements for purposes of
the safe harbor provisions of the Reform Act. SGI undertakes no
obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking
statements. All forward-looking statements are subject to various
risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ
materially from expectations. The factors that could affect SGI's
future financial results are discussed more fully in SGI's respective
filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"),
including SGI's most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Readers
are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking
statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. 
Grayling Public Relations
Jessie Adams-Shore
(415) 593-1400
sgi@grayling.com 
 
 
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