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PRNewswire: SGI Introduces Linux Version of IRIS Performer...Visual Simulation API

Nov 30, 1999, 17:51 (0 Talkback[s])

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"SGI...announced the immediate availability of IRIS Performer(TM) 2.3 for Linux(R), a real-time rendering toolkit for Intel processor-based systems running Linux. IRIS Performer is SGI's flagship high-performance graphics software toolkit on IRIX(R), and this additional version of the product on Linux underscores the company's goal of driving graphics technology across the full spectrum of pricepoints. Application developers can now harness the capabilities of this leading scalable, interactive rendering toolkit while benefiting from the reduced cost and wide availability of the Linux operating system."

"The release of IRIS Performer on Linux allows software developers to leverage their investments in existing IRIX operating system-based Performer simulations and databases while supporting emerging Linux operating system-based systems, thus saving considerable time and money. Layered on top of the industry-standard OpenGL(R) toolkit, IRIS Performer 2.3 for Linux supports the OpenGL graphics library and will run on current Intel(R) Pentium(R) systems as well as future IA-32 and IA-64 architecture-based systems. The software is provided at no cost via a World Wide Web download...."

"The international software developer's community has responded to the initial Beta Program release with overwhelming support, generating approximately 11,000 downloads of the pre-released product."

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