SGI advances Linux on the HPC front
May 26, 2010, 21:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lawrence Latif)
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"Silicon Graphics International (SGI) represents how a once
fiercely proprietary company has been able to leverage open source
for High Performance Computing (HPC), much to its benefit.
"Following multiple bankruptcies, a change of its iconic logo
and replacing 'Incorporated' with 'International', SGI has learned
the hard way that the time for going it alone is long gone. It many
ways it has realised long before some larger companies that, rather
than fight a losing battle against the open source movement, it
should embrace it.
"Perhaps it is this acceptance of open source that led SGI's
CTO, Dr Eng Lim Goh to ditch a fancy conference setting and instead
talk with a bunch of technologists at a Greater London Linux User
Group (GLLUG) meeting held at University College London (UCL)."