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boston.internet.com: SGI Boosting Linux to 128 Processors

Aug 06, 2003, 18:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Clint Boulton)

"Who said Linux can only be used for smaller enterprise tasks?

"Mountain View, Calif.'s SGI Tuesday revealed that its high-performance servers will soon employ 128 processors in a single instance of running Linux in the hopes of testing the limits of the open-source operating system for eventual commercial use.

"SGI, which already provides Linux-based Altix 3000 systems that scale to 64 Intel Itanium 2 processors, intends to test 128-processor systems in customer laboratories. Results are expected in early September..."

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