Silicon Graphics Helps Air Force Research Lab VUE the Future

SUNNYVALE, Calif. , Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Using VUE software solutions unveiled today by Silicon Graphics, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGIC), Air Force researchers are fusing together visual information to better equip decision-makers to assess growing volumes of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) data.

At the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in Mesa, Ariz. , experts in the Human Effectiveness Directorate, from Arizona and Ohio , have built working models of visualization concepts designed to transform "information overload" into actionable insights. Researchers say their goal is to use visual information to develop tools and techniques that will enable leaders to make more informed decisions.

For this, they turned to Silicon Graphics(R) FusionVUE(TM) software, part of the company's new VUE suite of visualization software that change the way people create, distribute and use visual information.

With the ability to integrate any kind of visual information in any combination from any source, FusionVUE software has enabled AFRL to produce working models of three groundbreaking new concepts:

"FusionVUE software empowers AFRL to dynamically integrate the diverse information they need in real-time -- accelerating visual analysis and helping them make better decisions," said Robert Pette , vice president, visualization, Silicon Graphics. "With FusionVUE, users can visually analyze enormous amounts of information in a highly intuitive and interactive environment -- making information overload a thing of the past. We're excited about the important work undertaken at AFRL, and we look forward to collaborating with them more in the future."

AFRL designed and implemented the FusionVUE infrastructure in close collaboration with SGI Professional Services. "We worked hand in hand with the AFRL team to take ideas like Knowledge Glyphs from a concept described on a presentation slide to the working model in use today," said Barbara Stinnett , senior vice president and chief customer officer, Worldwide Services and Solutions Group, Silicon Graphics. "Our Professional Services experts have helped AFRL extend its training and research environment with a proven solution that enables people to interact with any and all information in any context -- and in a way that's most appropriate for their needs."

SGI | Innovation for Results(TM)

SGI (NASDAQ: SGIC) is a leader in high-performance computing. SGI delivers a broad range of high-performance server, storage and visualization solutions along with industry-leading professional services and support that enable its customers to overcome the challenges of complex data-intensive workflows and accelerate breakthrough discoveries, innovation and information transformation. SGI helps customers solve significant challenges whether it's enhancing the quality of life through drug research, designing and manufacturing safer and more efficient cars and airplanes, studying global climate change, providing technologies for homeland security and defense, or helping enterprises manage large data. With offices worldwide, the company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. , and can be found on the Web at

Note: SGI corporate phone numbers in Sunnyvale, CA are changing to reflect the local area code. The new main number for SGI corporate headquarters is 408-524-1980.

SGI, the SGI cube, Altix, Reality Center and the SGI logo are registered trademarks, and Virtu is a trademark, of SGI in the United States and/or other countries worldwide. Intel, Xeon and Itanium are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

SOURCE Silicon Graphics, Inc.