June 01, 2016 09:00 ET

Gartner Positions SGI in the "Visionaries" Quadrant of the 2016 Magic Quadrant for Modular Servers

SGI Distinguishes Enterprise Solutions With Over 30 Years of Innovation in High-Performance Computing (HPC)

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 1, 2016) - SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), a global leader in high-performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management, announced today that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the "Visionaries" quadrant of the May 2016 Magic Quadrant for Modular Servers.

Gartner states that, "Visionaries have an ambitious vision of the future and are making significant investments in the development of unique technologies. Visionaries may be new market entrants or they may be existing providers who are reinventing their business. Vendors who only address emerging Mode 2 market demands would typically be Visionaries because the market itself is only at a nascent stage. Their services are still emerging, and they have many capabilities in development that are not yet generally available. While they may have many customers, they might not yet serve a broad range of use cases well."

The modular server market is defined by Gartner as "a class of server with modular compute capabilities housed in a common chassis or enclosure. The enclosure is usually a proprietary design owned by the vendor concerned. For Gartner to consider a server product as 'modular', the product must have a chassis or enclosure that allows for the easy and rapid addition or replacement of servers (and potentially other components, like storage)."

This report notes that, "In 2015, the modular server market accounted for 27.2% of server sales, putting the modular server market at $15.2 billion, with growth of 14.1% over 2014. Gartner estimates the modular server market will be worth $18.0 billion by 2019, accounting for 30% of server spending and growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4% (2015 to 2019)."

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Announcement Highlights

  • Gartner positions SGI in the Visionaries quadrant of the 2016 Magic Quadrant for Modular Servers.
  • View the new 2016 Modular Servers Magic Quadrant at

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"Our continued commitment and investment in innovation, which allow us to bring new products to market for high-performance computing and HPDA solutions including SAP HANA, is paying off. In addition, we are pleased with Gartner's recognition of SGI as a visionary in the modular server market," said Jorge Titinger, president and CEO, SGI. "SGI is dedicated to in-memory computing at near limitless scale as real-time data management and analytics becomes increasingly more important for our enterprise customers."

Over 30 Years of Innovation
SGI is building on over 30 years of technology leadership with scale out and scale up compute solutions to deliver industry-leading speed, scale and efficiency to some of the world's most powerful supercomputer systems -- helping find answers to the world's biggest challenges. SGI is committed to innovation and focused on delivering high-performance solutions for compute, data management, and data analytics with unmatched performance, scalability and efficiency for a broad range of customers.

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