BW: NVIDIA Delivers Custom Performance-Enhanced Quadro GPU for New SGI Workstations…

“NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq:NVDA) today announced that SGI
(NYSE:SGI) will feature a custom performance enhanced Quadro GPU
for it’s new line of Intel(R) processor based visual workstations.
Designed from the ground-up to accelerate OpenGL 3D graphics in
hardware on the Linux operating system, the solution leverages
SGI’s extensive 3D graphics and OpenGL expertise, and NVIDIA’s
proven 3D graphics hardware and software architectures. The Silicon
Graphics 230, Silicon Graphics 330 and Silicon Graphics 550 visual
workstations feature SGI’s new family of graphics subsystems for
Microsoft Windows NT, and Linux environments. The custom
Quadro-based graphics accelerators in these new SGI platforms will
be available in both 32MB and 64MB AGP 4X solutions and deliver
increased performance and accuracy in professional workstation

“These graphics subsystems continue SGI’s long tradition of high
quality, high performance solutions for the workstation market. We
are proud that NVIDIA technology is at the core,” said Jen-Hsun
Huang, president and CEO at NVIDIA. “SGI is a key partner in our
strategy to become the standard graphics for the workstation
market. With this custom performance-enhanced Quadro GPU, NVIDIA
now has design wins in five of the top six workstation

“The Silicon Graphics 230, visual workstation for Windows NT and
Linux environments will be available immediately, and the Silicon
Graphics 330 and 550 will ship later this quarter. “Through
NVIDIA and SGI’s collaborative engineering efforts, developers now
have access to native OpenGL graphics on the Linux platform,”

stated Greg Goelz, vice president of workstations and Intel
processor-based servers for SGI.”

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