Total Exploration Production Makes a 120 TFlops Step With SGI to Accelerate Exploration Decisions

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SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — In a global effort to extract the greatest value from subsurface oil and gas reservoirs, the Exploration and Production Branch at French oil and gas leader Total recently expanded its already extensive computing and storage capabilities with SGI (Nasdaq: SGIC) technology. The move is expected to allow Total to maximize its return on exploration investments throughout the world.


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SGI Reports Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2008 Results

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SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — SGI NASDAQ: SGIC today announced financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2008, which ended March 28, 2008.

The Company’s Webcast and conference call to discuss results is Tuesday, May 6 at 2:00 p.m. PDT. The Webcast and presentation materials will be available on the SGI Investors Relations Web page at the time of the call, at

Third Quarter FY08 Highlights
Overall in its third quarter, SGI:
— Grew orders 50 percent over orders received in the third quarter of the
prior year
— Grew backlog to $134 million as of March 28, 2008, an 80 percent
increase over the beginning of the company’s fiscal year on a
comparable basis
— Accelerated its software strategy with acquisition of key IP assets
formerly owned by Linux Networx

“We have made great strides in continuing to execute on our strategy this quarter,” said Bo Ewald, SGI Chief Executive Officer. “We saw a 50 percent increase in orders compared to the third quarter of last year, acquired significant software assets to strengthen our business and accelerate development of our Industrial Strength Linux Environment, announced a new support solutions program to reinforce our services offerings, and continued building on solid traction in our core markets. And with new significant customer wins in April, the fourth quarter is off to a strong start as well.”

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NASA to fire up SGI supercomputer

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20,480-core Altix ICE system capable of 245 trillion operations per second

NASA has chosen SGI to supply its next major supercomputer after a competitive evaluation launched last year.

The 20,480-core Altix ICE system will be installed this summer in NASA’s Advanced Supercomputing facility at the Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley. The supercomputer will be capable of 245 trillion operations per second, and presents new opportunities for scientists and engineers attempting to tackle some of the largest and most complex problems in history.

NASA’s plan to resume manned missions to the Moon and eventually Mars is one of the chief reasons for securing a powerful computing resource. In addition to space exploration, the SGI supercomputer will support NASA’s aeronautics, science and space operations initiatives.

Powered by quad-core Intel Xeon processors, the supercomputer will feature more than 20,800Gb of system memory, roughly equal to 10,000 desktop PCs. NASA will also deploy a next-generation InfiniteStorage InfiniBand disk platform capable of storing and managing 450TB of data, an amount five times larger than the entire print collection of the Library of Congress.


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