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SGI Announces Significant Sales Wins in Europe, Middle East and Africa

(November 19, 2001)
SGI has achieved significant sales of its SGI Origin family servers within Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) in the recently completed quarter.

Among the significant EMEA wins:

  • MTU Aero Engines of Germany, a subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler that develops and manufactures civil and military aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines, signed a deal to purchase an SGI(TM) Origin 3400 server with 24 CPUs, 28 Silicon Graphics Octane2
    workstations and an SGI TP9400 Fibre Channel storage system to run CAE applications.

  • Sudwestrundfunk, the second-largest station of Germany's public broadcasting network, ARD, has commissioned SGI to implement a digital newsroom system in its regional studio in Mainz for producing and transmitting news programs. In its role as system integrator, SGI will work together with Dalet ANN and Fast Multimedia/Pinnacle Systems to implement a complete new digital workflow. The main hardware components to be provided by SGI are SGI Media Server(TM) for broadcast systems in DVCPRO format with high I/O bandwidth.

  • ALSTOM Power Sweden AB, a world leader in power generation, transmission, distribution and transport, has purchased an SGI Origin3400 server to increase computing performance for calculations when producing gas and steam turbines. Previously, advanced calculations had to be made by external consultants. The extra computing performance delivered by the SGI Origin 3400 system will cut costs, shorten
    development time and enhance product development.

  • Strathclyde University, Department of Physics and Applied Physics, in Glasgow (U.K.), purchased the SGI(TM) Origin(R) 300 server, marking SGI's first sale of the compact modular supercomputer following the product's official launch last month. It will be employed in two key research projects in the areas of nonlinear optics and atomic physics.
  • The National University of Ireland, Galway, Biomedical Engineering Science Centre, has chosen an SGI(TM) Origin(R) 3800 system as part of a $1.4 million supercomputing facility funded by the Higher Education Authority.

    Other wins for SGI last quarter include Occidental Petroleum in Qatar, United Arab Emirates, which bought an SGI(TM) Origin(R) 3000 series system to undertake oil reservoir simulation work, and the National Centre for Biomolecular Research in the Czech Republic, which purchased a 32-way Linux(R) operating system cluster consisting of 16 SGI(TM) 1100 servers with 32 processors and 16GB of memory. These systems will provide sophisticated, high-performance computing resources for distributed parallel scientific applications.

    SGI, also known as Silicon Graphics, is the world's leading provider of high-performance computing, complex data management and visualization products, services and solutions that enable its technical and creative customers to gain strategic and competitive advantages in their core businesses. Whether being used to design and build safer cars and airplanes, discover new medications and oil reserves, predict the weather, entertain us with thrilling movie special effects or provide mission-critical support for government defense, SGI systems and expertise are empowering a world of innovation and discovery. The company, located on the Web at, is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., and has offices worldwide.

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