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PRNewswire: SGI Demonstrates High-Performance Itanium Processor Compilers at Intel Forum

Feb 14, 2000, 21:48 (0 Talkback[s])

"SGI today will demonstrate the power of its high-performance compilers applied to a number of technical applications on the Intel(R) Itanium(TM) processor. These compilers, debuted at Intel's Spring 2000 Developer Forum in Palm Springs, California February 14-17, provide Linux developers with the potential to deliver a 30%-100% performance increase on applications using the power of the Itanium processor over that of a standard compiler implementation. This technology translates into significant cost benefits to the end user and is another important step in establishing Linux as a commercially viable platform."

"SGI also announced today its intent to release these compilers to the Open Source Software Community. The applications demonstrated today are part of SGI's rapidly growing Itanium processor-based software portfolio. The company currently has agreements to port over 30 applications in SGI's core technical areas of research, chemistry/biology and manufacturing to the Itanium processor."

"The Itanium processor's excellent floating point performance and highly parallel execution capabilities enable a tremendous opportunity for high performance compute environments," said Stephen L. Smith, vice president and general manager, IA-64 Processor Division, Intel. "SGI's expertise in high-performance computing combined with the power of the Itanium processor provides an excellent solution for technical developers."

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