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Silicon Graphics, Inc. Announces Enhanced Partner Connection Program


Independent Software and Hardware Vendors Can Forge the Edge They Need to Connect, Collaborate and Capitalize with Industry Leaders

AUSTIN, Texas, Supercomputing 2008, Booth 1009 — Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI) (NASDAQ: SGIC), a leader in high-performance computing, today announced the launch of the enhanced Silicon Graphics® Partner Connection Program as a result of a renewed focus on the growing partner network. The program, designed for independent software vendors (ISVs) and independent hardware vendors (IHVs), offers a chance to leverage joint synergies available through the Silicon Graphics network of closely allied industry leaders. With the Partner Connection Program, members can combine skills, technologies and strategies to create world-class solutions that deliver first-rate customer satisfaction and keep costs down as well.

Continuing the more than 25 year tradition of delivering world-changing innovations in high-performance server, storage and visualization solutions — along with industry-leading professional services and support — the Silicon Graphics Partner Connection Program is designed to give members an edge in tackling today’s customer challenges. The Program offers unprecedented opportunities to connect, collaborate and capitalize.

* Connect —Draw from the wealth of resources available through the Silicon Graphics Partner Connection program. These include tools, services, relationships and technologies.
* Collaborate — Work with Silicon Graphics and a robust roster of complementary industry leaders to exploit synergistic strengths and drive volume to increase business opportunity for your company.
* Capitalize — Generate new revenue streams and improve profitability by combining and leveraging your company’s strengths with Silicon Graphics and other key members.

Here’s what two of our industry-leading members have to say about working with Silicon Graphics:

“Together with targeted industry leaders, we can meet our customers’ solution needs. Frankly, alone, we can’t.” — Dr. Shankar Jayaganapathy — Director of Oracle Enterprise Solutions Group

“For many years, Silicon Graphics and Intel have enjoyed a mutually beneficial, technically innovative relationship.” — Richard Dracott, General Manager, High Performance Computing (HPC) - Intel

The Silicon Graphics Partner Connection Program features three categories of members—- Associate, Advanced and Strategic — to enable organizations to select the membership benefits that best suit their needs.

Some of the benefits of this program include¹:

* Increased marketing outreach
* Access to Silicon Graphics’ systems and application engineers
* Easy and lucrative connection with Silicon Graphics and industry leaders
* Opportunities to develop, integrate and provide services optimized for Silicon Graphics-differentiated solutions
* Automatic membership in the Silicon Graphics Global Developer Program at the Developer Plus level

“Silicon Graphics aligns with ISVs, developers, systems integrators and consultants from around the world to create joint revenue opportunities and help customers solve significant challenges of complex data-intensive workflows,” said Ken Won, Senior Director, Strategic Alliances, at Silicon Graphics. “Together with our trusted members, we provide the solutions that make our customers successful, whether it’s designing a safer space shuttle, delivering geospatial data to aid natural disaster relief efforts, processing seismic data for oil and gas companies around the world, or mapping the papaya genome. SGI has the high performance compute, storage and visualization systems that deliver the fastest results.”

Companies interested in joining the Silicon Graphics Partner Connection Program, or to address questions pertaining to the Program, should go to (, or contact SGI via email (, or call 408-524-2800.

Silicon Graphics, Inc.
Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI) (NASDAQ: SGIC), is a leader in high-performance computing. SGI delivers a complete range of high-performance server, visualization, and storage solutions along with industry-leading professional services and support that enable its customers to overcome the challenges of complex data-intensive workflows and accelerate breakthrough discoveries, innovation and information transformation. SGI solutions help customers solve their computing challenges whether it’s enhancing the quality of life through drug research, designing and manufacturing safer and more efficient cars and airplanes, studying global climate, providing technologies for homeland security and defense, or helping enterprises manage large data. With offices worldwide, the company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and can be found on the Web at

Note: The new main phone number for SGI corporate headquarters is 408-524-1980.

SGI, the SGI cube, and the SGI logo are registered trademarks of SGI in the United States and/or other countries worldwide. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

¹ Benefits vary depending on category.


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