Sony buys 10 percent stake in SGI Japan

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Sony Corp. has bought a stake of about 10 percent in workstation and supercomputer sales and integration company SGI Japan Ltd., the companies said Thursday.
Sony took the stake at the same time as it formed an alliance to work with SGI Japan on sales of computer systems to broadcasting organizations. Sony is a major producer of professional equipment for the television broadcasting industry.
SGI Japan was the Japanese unit of Silicon Graphics Inc. until 2001 when NEC Corp. and NEC Soft Co. Ltd. took stakes that when combined gave the NEC group a 60 percent shareholding of the company. Since 1998 SGI and NEC have cooperated on supercomputer sales.
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Virtual reality gets real deal

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NBA Entertainment’s Adelson to Address Future Media Concepts’ Sports Media and Technology Conference During C4-Sports Electronic Media Show

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Ken Adelson, NBA Entertainment’s senior vice president of production operations and planning, will be the keynote speaker at the Sports Media and Technology Conference being presented by Future Media Concepts (FMC) at the C4-Sports Technology Conference and Exposition, July 17-19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC)…….
In building its new digital platform, NBA Entertainment (NBAE) engaged Silicon Graphics (SGI) to provide an SGI(R) InfiniteStorage solution capable of accommodating all NBAE content, which today includes 1,500 NBA games a season, the entire WNBA and D-League seasons, and associated feature footage, as well as the 60 years of archival footage currently stored on hundreds of thousands of tapes.
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SGI Technology Powers Award-Winning Cave at Sein

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To perform highly realistic walk-throughs and simulations of engineering, industrial planning and design projects, the School of ICT at the Sein

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SGI Packs the Power of Supercomputing Into a Single Blade

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Silicon Graphics (OTC: SGID) today unveiled a groundbreaking solution that packs the power of dozens of supercomputer nodes into a single blade by leveraging the inherent parallelism of the industry’s most powerful Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology. The new SGI(R) RASC(TM) RC100 computation blade, built with dual Xilinx Virtex(TM) 4 FPGAs, can accelerate the performance of many HPC applications by orders of magnitude over conventional systems at a far lower
cost and much smaller footprint.
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