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					               Silicon Graphics, Inc.

Innovation without Limits
SGI® High Performance Computing
                               Nyuli Gábor
                     Silicon Computers Kft.
      Silicon Graphics

        Industry Leading Compute, Storage and Visualization
        Solutions
      • Focus on the technical computing market
      • Over 20 years of experience in high performance computing innovation
      • Technology designed to enable the most significant scientific and creative
        breakthroughs of the 21st century
      • Products and services are mission critical to government and defense, science
        and research, manufacturing, energy and media industries




Images courtesy of Dr. Arthur W. Toga, The Laboratory of Neuro Imaging; American Museum of Natural History; Industrial Light and Magic, Lucasfilm Ltd; Image courtesy of Parametric Technology
Corporation.


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   Focus Is on Engineers, Scientists and Creative Professionals

     Defense & Security                                           Media                           Defense and        Science
                                                           Energy 10%                               Security
                                                             5%                                       30%



                                          Manufacturing
                                              20%


                                                                              Science
                                                                               35%

                Manufacturing                                             Energy                                    Media




Images courtesy of EPL Productions, Leonard Wikberg III, EnSight image, Landmark, and Georgia Public Broadcasting



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SGI® Core Technology Offerings

                                     • Linux® OS and Intel® Itanium® 2
                                       Processor-based platform
                                     • Scales up and out
                                     • Programming models and libraries
               High-                 • System partitioning and
            Performance                resource management
             Computing

                                     •   I/O performance
                                     •   File systems
                                     •   Data management
                                     •   Networking
                                     •   Distributed data access
                      Advanced
  Storage
                     Visualization   • Unmatched visualization
                                     • Leverages industry and open
                                       standard components
                                     • Single-user and collaborative
                                     • Large-model visualization
                                     • Real-time and distributed visualization


               Delivering technology that enables significant
                    scientific and creative breakthroughs


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SGI in High Performance Computing

                        1982                              1995                                    2001
                       Jim Clark       Origin®2000 and   Indigo2™                   Introduced modular
                     founds SGI          help Team New Zealand                   NUMAflex™ architecture
                                              win America’s Cup                       with Origin® 3000


                        1984                              1995                                    2003
                          IRIS®            SGI introduces its first                 SGI Altix first scalable
                   Workstations           64-bit operating system                     64-bit Linux Server


                                                                       Image courtesy of NASA
                        1988                              1996                                    2004
                 Power Series™            First-generation NUMA        First 512, CPU SGI Altix cluster
                multiprocessing              System: Origin 2000       drives ocean research at NASA
                                                                      Ames and 10,000 CPUs upgrade


                        1994                              1998                                    2005
          Challenge® XL server -        DOE 6144p Origin 2000 to                      SGI introduces Altix
             Steven Spielberg’s        simulate nuclear stockpile                         330 Server and
                  Shoah project              ASCI Blue Mountain                                  RASC™

1980s                     1990s                           2000s                and BEYOND

• The industry's most scalable architecture – from 2 to 10,000+ processors
• Shared memory scales up to 24 terabytes
• Based on Intel processors and the Linux® operating system
• Flexible, modular design that independently scales CPU, memory, I/O
• Complete solution stack for High Performance Computing



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            SGI® Altix® Market Momentum

                                  HPCWire Awards For 2004
                                  Best Price/performance
                                  Most Innovative Hardware Technology                                                 Dresden
                                  Most Innovative Visualization Technology              62,000+
                                  Most Innovative Storage                               Processors                 LRZ
                                  Best Govt/industry collaboration
                                  Most Innovative Implementation
                                                                                        Sold!                IFS
                                                                                                         CSCS
                                                                                                     IMS Yukawa
                                                          3,300+
Processors Sold




                                                          Processors                         GFDL
                                                          Sold!                          APAC
                                                                                JAERI
                                                                             NASA          DoDMod

                      800+                                    Ford          NCSA

                      Processors                                        Total

                      Sold!
                                                        GFDL
                                          SARA
                     SGI ® Altix ® 3000                 SGI ® Altix ® 350           SGI ® Altix ® 3000     SGI® Altix® 330, RASC™
                  Server Announced 1/03                Server Announced              BX2 Announced               Announced


                      FY03                       FY04                           FY05                         FY06


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SGI® Altix® Server High-Performance Architecture


• NUMAflex™ global shared memory and ultra-high bandwidth interconnect
• Modular, expandable architecture–processors, I/O, memory
• SGI ProPack™ software feature for Linux® OS optimizations for HPC


              SGI® Altix® Family

   Fast NUMAlink™ interconnect technology
                                                     • All processors operate on one large
                                                       shared-memory space
               Global Shared Memory
                                                     • Industry’s highest bandwidth
  CPU   CPU     CPU   CPU   CPU    CPU   ...   CPU
                                                       interconnect at 6.4GB/second
                                                     • High performance, low cost,
                                                       easy to deploy




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