Visual effects powerhouse Tippett Studio has recently purchased 10 Silicon Graphics Octane2 visual workstations, 25 Silicon Graphics 230 and Silicon Graphics 330 Windows NT OS-based and Linux OS-based workstations, an SGI 2100 visualization server and a 2TB SGI TP9400 storage system. The company has been using SGI systems since opening its doors in 1983, and continues to choose Silicon Graphics machines to realize their award-winning work. "SGI is the Gold Standard for the industry -- it is the standard by which we compare other companies, especially in terms of dependability, service and tech support," said Jim Bloom, business development, Tippett Studio. "In 1983, when Tippett Studio was founded by Phil Tippett, SGI was the only company making computers that could serve the entertainment industry. SGI is still the company we rely on because its desktops, servers and storage systems give us the power and the edge we need to complete film projects, which seem to have ever-more impossible deadlines. We plan to stay with SGI for a long time to come."