Highlights of the recent quarter include SGI's extension of the Altix line with the launch of the SGI Altix 350, a smaller, lower-priced system targeted toward the midrange of the technical marketplace.
The company has expanded its developer program to include Linux system developers to complement the launch of the Altix line, and it has introduced SGI InfiniteStorage Data Lifecycle Management Server, a relatively
low-cost technology designed to ensure data availability without the complexity of traditional archiving approaches.
With the addition of the Altix 350 system, SGI now has a family of servers based on standard Linux that spans the spectrum from departmental systems starting at less than US$15,000 up to what the company is calling "the largest and most powerful Linux OS-based server on the marketplace" -- the 256-processor Altix 3000.
In the announcement to the press today, SGI was quick to point out several key sales in its target markets. For example, Grupo Antolin, a company that designs components for the automobile industry, purchased a four-processor SGI Altix 350 system with 4 GB of RAM and 20 Silicon Graphics Fuel visual workstations.
The systems will help Grupo Antolin engineers conduct computational fluid dynamics simulations for use in designing parts and systems for automobile interiors.