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SGI/INTERGRAPH FINALIZE TERMS OF STRATEGIC ALLIANCE.

SGI (NYSE: 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(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, 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 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 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 for IRIX, 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) Octane2(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 and public safety. Headquartered in Huntsville, Ala., with offices worldwide, Intergraph is located on the Web at http://www.intergraph.com.

About SGI

SGI provides a broad range of high-performance computing 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.
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