In May, 2009 Rackable Systems, Inc. acquired substantially all the assets of Silicon Graphics, Inc. to form the new SGI. SGI is focused on helping customers solve their most demanding technology challenges by delivering: high performance computing, servers, storage, data center and cloud computing solutions and professional services.
SGI is a leader in HPC and data management. We develop, market and sell a broad line of low-cost, mid-range and high-end scale-out and scale-up servers and data storage solutions as well as differentiating software. We sell infrastructure products designed-to-order for large-scale data center deployments. In addition, we provide global customer support and professional services related to our products. SGI enables enterprises to meet their computing and storage requirements at a lower total cost of ownership and provides them greater flexibility and scalability.
Our products and services are used by the scientific, technical and business communities to solve challenging data-intensive computing, data management and visualization problems. These applications typically require large amounts of computing power and fast and efficient data movement both within the computing system and to and from large-scale data storage installations. SGI systems access, analyze, transform, manage, visualize and store very large amounts of data in real time or near real time. The vertical markets we serve include the federal government, defense and strategic systems, weather and climate, physical sciences, life sciences, energy (including oil and gas), aerospace and automotive, Internet, financial services, media and entertainment, and business intelligence and data analytics. Specific system applications within our target vertical markets include simulating global climate changes, accelerating engineering of new automotive designs, supporting homeland security initiatives, real-time fraud detection and gaining business intelligence through data-mining.
SGI pioneered Eco-Logical data center design with innovative technologies in the areas of chassis and cabinet design, power distribution techniques and hardware-based remote management capabilities. We offer compute servers using our half-depth design, enabling back-to-back mounting for higher server density and improved thermal management. Data center products include ICE Cubeâ„¢ a modular data center which augments or replaces traditional brick-and-mortar facilities, CloudRackâ„¢ C2 for breakthrough density and configurability for cluster computing, and MobiRackâ„¢ for mobile, all-in-one data center capabilities for field deployments.
SGI is a leading developer of enterprise-class, high-performance features for the Linux operating system. We provide our customers with a standard Linux operating environment combined with our differentiated Linux extensions that improve performance, simplify system management and provide a more robust development environment.
SGI has over 1,300 employees, worldwide and sells systems, technologies, software, and services to enterprises in over 25 countries through our direct and indirect sales force including OEMs, system integrators and value added resellers. We have a base of over 6,000 customers. SGI is traded on NASDAQ under symbol "SGI".