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SGI today announced that it began volume shipments of its Silicon Graphics 540 visual workstations, as scheduled. These new graphics workstations are the only systems based on the Intel and Microsoft Windows NT platform to offer compute-intensive application users the power to scale up to four processors on a single system. Additionally, Silicon Graphics 540 delivers professional-level digital media editing capabilities to Windows NT users starting from under $6,500.
As the only graphics workstation to offer the ability to run four processors on a single desktop system, Silicon Graphics 540 delivers proven scalability to users running processor-intensive analysis applications such as Kinetix's 3D Studio Max. In rendering test results on 100 animation images with effects, running on two and then four 500MHz Intel Pentium III Xeon(TM) processors, Silicon Graphics 540 demonstrated a 40-percent increase in application performance when scaling up to the maximum processor support. From animators and video editors to engineers and scientists, four-processor scalability means a significant reduction in modeling and rendering time for graphic and compute-intensive applications.
Priced beginning at $6,495 (U.S. list), the Silicon Graphics 540 visual workstation can be configured with up to four 550MHz Intel Pentium III Xeon processors and 2GB of ECC SDRAM memory. The system comes standard with six available PCI expansion slots, two available storage bays, integrated floppy drive, 32X max CD-ROM and Ultra2 SCSI hard drive with up to 54GB disk capacity. Silicon Graphics 540 also features 10/100Base-T, USB, S-video, composite video and audio and with additional software, IEEE-1394. Silicon Graphics 540, and the Silicon Graphics 320 are available through SGI's direct sales force, value-added resellers, telesales (888-400-4744) and online at www.sgi.com/visual.