Blaustein Institute for Desert Research Selects SGI for Study of the Impact of Human Activities on Habitat Destruction

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Silicon Graphics (NYSE: SGI) today announced that The Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research at the Ben Gurion University (BGU) of the Negev has acquired a high performance SGI(R) Altix(R) 3000 system. The Negev region encompasses about half the land mass of Israel and is home to remarkable landscapes including waterfalls, caves, canyons, archeological sites, cities, and craters The new SGI system will enable researchers at the Institute to identify new mechanisms of change in the biological diversity (vegetation species) of arid areas and
examine possible scenarios for the loss of animal and vegetation species as a result of environmental changes and their implications on the stability and function of global ecosystems.

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