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SILICON GRAPHICS UNVEILS NEW RANGE OF GRAPHICS SUPERCOMPUTERS

 MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Silicon Graphics, Inc. (NYSE: SGI) today announced a new line of advanced graphics supercomputers that delivers combined compute and graphics performance surpassing any other computer system. The Onyx(TM) systems are ten times more powerful than any previous Silicon Graphics workstation and include two powerful new graphics subsystems, RealityEngine2(TM) and VTX(TM). The Onyx system is the first graphics system to implement multiple MIPS(R) R4400(TM) RISC processors and offers models that range from two-processor deskside workstations to 24-processor rack systems.
 At the heart of the Onyx system is RealityEngine2, an enhanced version of RealityEngine(TM) graphics, already the world's fastest graphics. Delivering up to two million polygons and 320 million textured, anti-aliased pixels per second, Onyx RealityEngine2 exceeds the capabilities of any other multi-purpose graphics system. The RealityEngine architecture represents the most advanced computer graphics available today. The VTX graphics subsystem offers one million polygons and 80 million textured, anti-aliased pixels per second to users who require less graphics power, but need supercomputing performance.
 "As the only major computer vendor focused on providing integrated visualization systems, Silicon Graphics is once again defining new standards for graphics," said Edward R. McCracken, president and chief executive officer of Silicon Graphics. "The Onyx system opens an entirely new world of advanced graphics to users who demand supercomputing performance. It is the most powerful graphics supercomputer ever brought to market."
 Applications such as image processing, digital film and video production, computational fluid dynamics, virtual reality and visual simulation require both powerful compute and interactive visualization capabilities. Through the use of Silicon Graphics' symmetric multiprocessingg technology and multiple MIPS RISC processors, the Onyx line offers compute performance that was previously attainable only from multi-million dollar supercomputers.
 Onyx systems will begin shipping worldwide in the first quarter of 1993. Two-processor Onyx workstations carry an entry price of $114,900, and 24-processor RealityEngine2 rack systems are priced at $643,900. In the second quarter of 1993, Onyx rack systems will be available with up to three RealityEngine2 graphics subsystems in a single chassis.
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 /CONTACT: Renee Wildman of Silicon Graphics, 415-390-1026/
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