SGI/INTERGRAPH FINALIZE TERMS OF STRATEGIC ALLIANCE.SGI (SGI, Sunnyvale, CA, www.sgi.com) A manufacturer of workstations and servers, founded in 1982 by Jim Clark. The company was founded as Silicon Graphics, Inc., but changed to its acronym in 1999. (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange : SGI) and Intergraph Corporation (Nasdaq: INGR), two companies that have led the development of high-performance graphics workstations and innovative software, have finalized the terms of a strategic alliance.
Under the alliance, SGI has acquire certain assets from Intergraph Corporation, including Intergraph Computer Systems' award-winning Zx10 family of Vizual Workstations(TM) and servers, which are known for their performance, features and dependability in a Windows NT (Windows New Technology) A 32-bit operating system from Microsoft for Intel x86 CPUs. NT is the core technology in Windows 2000 and Windows XP (see Windows). Available in separate client and server versions, it includes built-in networking and preemptive multitasking. (R) environment. The Zx10 line will be marketed exclusively by SGI and complements SGI's line of Intel(R) processor-based workstations, the Silicon Graphics(R) 230, Silicon Graphics(R) 330 and Silicon Graphics(R) 550 visual workstations featuring VPro(TM) graphics.
The Silicon Graphics(R) Zx10 visual workstations and SGI Zx10 servers can now be ordered through SGI's worldwide sales channels.
Benefits for Both Companies
As part of the alliance, SGI has hired approximately 60 Intergraph Computer Systems employees in marketing, sales and engineering that comprise a global sales and support team for the Zx10 systems. About 35 of the employees are engineers based in Huntsville, Ala., creating an engineering presence in Huntsville for SGI. The alliance also extends SGI's offerings for creative and technical users in the digital content creation The development of newsworthy, educational and entertainment material for distribution over the Internet or other electronic media. See DAMS. , visual simulation, print and publishing and manufacturing markets.
In addition, Intergraph's vertically focused business units will now resell SGI's broad suite of products and services. The alliance will allow Intergraph to increase its focus on software applications, while still continuing to provide its customers with leading edge hardware technology -- providing a single source for software, services and hardware with the performance level Intergraph customers require.
Industry-Leading ICS (1) (Internet Connection Sharing) A Windows feature that enables two or more computers to share one Internet connection. First introduced in Windows 98 Second Edition, sharing is accomplished with network address translation (NAT), which is the common method. Technology
Intergraph Computer Systems has developed high-performance hardware -- high-end workstations, specialty servers and digital video products -- used in numerous creative and technical disciplines. ICS was the first to bring Windows NT-based workstations to market and has continued to introduce leading-edge technology such as Wahoo Technology(TM) with Streaming Multiport mul·ti·port
Having, relating to, or being a system of multiple ports for injecting fuel separately into each cylinder of an engine. Architecture, a systems architecture specifically engineered to dramatically improve both systems throughput and performance for 2D/3D graphics. The Zx10 has already received critical acclaim for its speed and dependability, including recent news articles in Video Systems, Computer Graphics World, Millimeter, Animation Magazine, TV Technology, Design Graphics, CADENCE and Desktop Engineering.
SGI Visual Workstations The SGI Visual Workstation series was a line of computer workstations manufactured by SGI and designed to run Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Linux. The Visual Workstations are notable for their use of the Intel Pentium II and Intel Pentium III processors (rather than the 64-bit MIPS for IRIX A Unix-based operating system from SGI that is used in its computer systems from desktop to supercomputer. It is an enhanced version of Unix System V Release 4. IRIX integrates the X Window system with OpenGL, creating the first real time 3D X environment. , Linux and Windows
SGI markets a full line of high-performance graphics workstations and solutions, including the Silicon Graphics(R) O2(R), and Silicon Graphics(R) Octane oc·tane
1. Any of various isomeric paraffin hydrocarbons with the formula C8H18, found in petroleum and used as a fuel and solvent.
2. An octane number. 2(TM) visual workstations for IRIX(R) and the aforementioned 230, 330 and 550 visual workstations for Windows(R) and Linux(R). The addition of the Zx10 family of workstations and servers complements the SGI offering and allows the company to more fully address the needs of its customers.
About Intergraph Corporation
Intergraph Corporation is a worldwide provider of technical solutions and systems integration. The company's vertically focused business units develop, market and support software and services for local and national governments and for global industries, such as transportation, utilities, communications, process plant design, mapping/GIS, photogrammetry photogrammetry: see aerial and satellite photography. and public safety. Headquartered in Huntsville, Ala., with offices worldwide, Intergraph is located on the Web at http://www.intergraph.com.
SGI provides a broad range of high-performance computing High-speed computing, which typically refers to supercomputers used in scientific research. and advanced graphics solutions that enable customers to understand and conquer their toughest computing problems. Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., SGI has offices worldwide.
For more information, visit http://www.sgi.com or call 650-933-7777.