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MILPITAS, CA -- (Marketwired) -- May 16, 2016 -- SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), a global leader in high-performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Elizabeth King, senior vice president, worldwide sales, to its list of the 2016 Power 100, an elite subset of its prestigious annual Women of the Channel list. This list identifies an exclusive group of channel influencers drawn from the larger pool of CRN's 2016 Women of the Channel: the most powerful women leaders across IT channel organizations whose expertise and vision have positioned their companies for success.

CRN's editorial team selects the Women of the Channel honorees on the basis of their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the channel. However, only the most influential of the list's constituents are selected for the Power 100, each singled out for her unique role in the advancement of her own organization and the IT channel at large.

King brings more than 20 years of global sales and leadership experience in the enterprise market, which has allowed her to establish key channel partnerships. Since joining SGI in 2014, King leveraged her expertise to drive new growth into the current SGI high performance computing (HPC) and high performance data analytics (HPDA) markets, as well as new verticals such as manufacturing, weather, life sciences and oil and gas.

"These executives have made a lasting mark on our industry -- growing and elevating partner programs, leading transitions to new business models and introducing cutting-edge go-to-market strategies, among other remarkable achievements," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. "We congratulate all the 2016 Women of the Channel and celebrate their singular contributions to the advancement of the channel ecosystem."

"SGI is committed to expanding its outstanding HPC and HPDA technology through the channel, and this award recognizes the leadership and efforts of SGI in building strong channel relationships," said Jorge Titinger, president and CEO, SGI. "Liz continues to drive global partner programs at SGI, enabling us to connect with diverse industries around the world and to grow our footprint."

The 2016 Women of the Channel and Power 100 lists will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/wotc2016.

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About SGI
SGI is a global leader in high-performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management that enable customers to accelerate time to discovery, innovation, and profitability. Visit sgi.com (sgi.com/) for more information.

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About the Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com

CRN is a registered trademark of The Channel Company, LLC. The Channel Company logo is a trademark of The Channel Company, LLC (registration pending). All rights reserved.

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