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LinuxPR: SGI Introduces New Feature-rich VPRO Graphics for Linux and IRIX Desktop Systems

Jul 13, 2000, 17:07 (0 Talkback[s])

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"SGI (NYSE:SGI) today unveiled a new family of graphics subsystems called "VPro graphics" for Windows NT, Linux and IRIX desktop workstations. The company also announced today, the first desktops to feature SGI VPro graphics, the Silicon Graphics 230, Silicon Graphics 330 and Silicon Graphics 550 visual workstations for Microsoft Windows NT and Linux."

"SGI offers two distinct implementations of VPro graphics. The first implementation is available today for Windows NT and Linux with the Silicon Graphics 230, 330 and 550 visual workstations. SGI has developed a second, more robust and full-featured implementation for the IRIX platform that will be announced later this quarter. Both implementations of VPro graphics leverage SGI's expertise in OpenGL with full hardware-acceleration of the OpenGL 1.2 core feature set on a single chip."

"Today we bring the first ever hardware-accelerated graphics to the Linux platform and we're not stopping there. SGI's VPro family is at the forefront of graphics technology and our lead will only increase in coming months as we continue to expand and enhance our product offering."

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