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InfoWorld: SGI to offer Linux-based IA-64 Origin computer

Mar 16, 2001, 21:10 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Ribeiro)

"Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI) plans to introduce a version of its Origin 3000 series computer built around Intel's 64-bit IA-64 Itanium processor running Linux, according to SGI Chairman and CEO Robert Bishop."

"The current Origin 3000 computers from SGI are built around processors from MIPS Technologies and run SGI's proprietary Irix operating system. SGI has not decided as yet on the name for the new product line...."

"We would be happy to see Linux become more scalable based on its own development, but \ if it doesn't, then we will scale it ourselves and offer it to the market," Bishop said."

"SGI also would cooperate with other computer makers in this regard, and may even put its implementation of NUMA into open source. SGI has already made a number of contributions to the Linux open-source community, including the release of its Pro64 compilers for the Itanium processor and its journaled file system technology, XFS."

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