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ZDNet UK: SGI Hopes Nasa's Linux Spend Will Boost Results

Oct 21, 2003, 14:30 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Nasa is using a Linux machine from Silicon Graphics with 256 Itanium 2 processors and plans to double that soon, the company said on Monday after posting financial results that moved it closer toward profitability.

"The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has long been a customer of SGI's high-end computers using its Irix operating system and MIPS processors. Now it's following suit with the company's Linux-Itanium line, called Altix. The new product line is a key part of the company's attempt to try to reverse a years-long revenue decline by tapping into growing markets..."

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