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ZDNet UK: SGI Plans Linux Renaissance

Nov 14, 2005, 17:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Silicon Graphics (SGI) will start showing off the Altix 4000 Monday, the second generation of the company's technical computing machines based on Itanium processors that run on Linux.

"The high-performance systems will accommodate as many as 512 processors, as does the current Altix 3000, said Jill Matzke, SGI's head of Altix product marketing. But a new design lets it accommodate as much as 128TB of memory, larger than the 24TB limit of the Altix 3000 and about 250,000 times as much memory as is found in a mainstream PC..."

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