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SILICON GRAPHICS EXPANDS CONNECTIVITY OPTIONS FOR IRIS INDIGO FAMILY

 SILICON GRAPHICS EXPANDS CONNECTIVITY OPTIONS
 FOR IRIS INDIGO FAMILY
 MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Silicon Graphics Inc. (NYSE: SGI) today introduced two new networking boards that expand the connectivity options available to users of its IRIS Indigo(TM) family of RISC PC systems. The new boards bring Token Ring and additional Ethernet connectivity to the IRIS Indigo line, augmenting the Ethernet and FDDI capabilities currently available for these systems.
 With the combination of Silicon Graphics' connectivity offerings and those offered by third party companies, users can now integrate IRIS Indigo systems into virtually all major networking environments. These include LAN Manager(TM), Novell NetWare(TM) and AppleTalk(TM) environments as well as OSI, CDDI, ATM, Token Ring, FDDI and Ethernet networks.
 "IRIS Indigo now supports the broad range of connectivity options users may require to create an integrated computing environment," said Paul Koontz, director of marketing for Silicon Graphics' Computer Systems Group. "By supporting all major networking standards, Silicon Graphics lets users choose the environment that best meets their requirements today and in the future."
 The IRIS Token Ring board provides users of IRIS Indigo systems with direct access to Token Ring networks. The board supports both 4 and 16 megabit Token Ring connectivity, and provides interoperability with host systems through higher layer protocols such as TCP/IP and SNA. The board also supports connections to both unshielded and shielded twisted pair cabling.
 The new IRIS Ethernet board supplements the standard Ethernet connectivity available on IRIS Indigo systems. With the Ethernet board option, IRIS Indigo users in secure environments can protect the flow of sensitive information on a secure Ethernet network while maintaining a second, open Ethernet connection. The Ethernet option is also critical for users who want to add additional clients to their IRIS Indigo server or who want to use Ethernet as both a company-wide backbone network as well as a departmental network.
 All Silicon Graphics systems now offer software support for FTAM, the X.400 messaging gateway and OSI local area network (LAN) transport services on workstations and wide-area network transport services on servers, in accordance with the Government Open Systems Interconnect Profile (GOSIP) requirements.
 The Ethernet and IRIS Token Ring network interface boards will be available from Silicon Graphics beginning in December 1992. Pricing is $1,650 for the IRIS Token Ring board and less than $800 for the Ethernet board.
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 /CONTACT: Rosanne Siino of Silicon Graphics, 415-390-1029/
 (SGI) CO: Silicon Graphics Inc. ST: California IN: CPR SU: PDT


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