LinuxPR: Matra Datavision/SGI to Provide Top Open Source 3D Modeling Development on LinuxOct 27, 2000, 18:40 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Matra Datavision and SGI France announce the joint promotion of a powerful development combination of Open CASCADE open source 3D modeling components and Silicon Graphics 230 Visual Workstation platforms using the SGI ProPack 1.2 OpenGL driver for Linux systems. This combination will allow CAD/CAM/CAE, AEC and GIS developers and users on Linux platforms to obtain viewing results for complex 3D models on a level with those of top-performance Unix and Windows NT platforms."
"Recent evaluations on the Silicon Graphics 230 Visual Workstation demonstrate very impressive results with the Red Hat or Mandrake standard distributions. With the SGI driver and Vpro graphic card, rendering performance was from 10 to 18 times faster than the standard XFree86 driver... Average results for shading and viewing showed a six-fold increase."
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