NBC Selects SGI Visualization Systems for Olympic Games Broadcast

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Mountain View, CA; August 18, 2004 — To create new and differentiated eye-popping broadcast graphics throughout its coverage in Athens, NBC, for its fifth Olympic Games broadcast in a row, has chosen SGI visualization systems, including Silicon Graphics Tezro, the most powerful visual workstation Silicon Graphics has created to date.
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SGI Visualization Technology Creates and Powers 3D Virtual Tour of Ancient Olympia

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Just as the 2004 Summer Olympic Games commence, the Foundation of the Hellenic World (FHW) — a not-for-profit cultural institution in Athens, Greece — has expanded its permanent virtual exhibits by opening an immersive 3D virtual reality (VR) tour of the ancient city of Olympia, created on and powered by a selection of high-performance visualization systems from Silicon Graphics (NYSE: SGI). At Hellenic Cosmos, FHW’s innovative cultural center/museum located in Athens’ Tavros district, the new tour driven by an SGI(R) Onyx2(R) visualization system allows visitors to explore the history of 30-plus temples and secular buildings of ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games and the site of the first athletic event (a foot race) held in 776 BC.
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Danish Broadcasting selects SGI Systems for Olympics production

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To cover the ongoing Athens Olympic Games, Danish Broadcasting purchased a broadcast system from Silicon Graphics.
This allows its sports and news teams to work with a smaller clone extension of the complete digital workflow environment they use in Copenhagen. Danish Broadcasting whose newsroom of tomorrow was designed by SGI to meet its specifications for a digital workflow regardless of location, conceived the idea of a “digital TV station in a box” last October as it began preparations for Olympics coverage.
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CFD Visualization Helps DaimlerChrysler Return to NASCAR

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The aerodynamics team accelerated its work with computational fluid dynamics (CFD), advanced visualization, and scale-model wind-tunnel development to augment traditional full-scale wind-tunnel and on-track testing. This combination of processes has since become the standard for DaimlerChrysler race programs and commercial cars…..
This time, the development team used Computational Dynamics’ Star-CD software to conduct several multi-car simulations. Star-CD generated smaller model sizes and allowed for testing in steady-state mode, which provided faster solutions than in transient mode. The simulations ran on Silicon Graphics Origin 2000 supercomputers over 24 hours using eight CPUs.
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SGI Enables Visualization Software Distribution Market With New Original Software Developer Licensing Initiative and Distributors

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Silicon Graphics (NYSE: SGI), a global leader in high-performance computing, storage and advanced visualization has announced original software developer (OSD) distribution agreements with ICIDO (say: I see I do), and VirCinity. These two are the first in a new OSD visualization software initiative from SGI that enables independent software vendors (ISVs) to focus on innovation and product differentiation instead of the details of scene graphs and volume visualization. OSDs will now be able to build SGI’s cross-platform OpenGL Performer(TM) and OpenGL Volumizer(TM) application programming interfaces (APIs) into their applications and distribute them as a complete solution on systems running the IRIX(R), Linux(R) and Windows(R) operating systems.
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