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Silicon Graphics Outlines Expanded Server Strategy to Grow Market Leadership Into New Areas

Jan 28, 1999, 18:46 (0 Talkback[s])

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"... expanded server strategy that includes extending the MIPS(R) processor roadmap and developing a server based on the Intel(R) IA-32 processor that will support Linux and Windows NT(R) operating systems. In addition, the company said IRIX(R), its industry-leading, scalable 64-bit UNIX(R)-based operating system, will continue to be the premier operating system for high-end server systems."

"Our customers have told us they want standards-based systems. This means they want Windows NT, UNIX and Linux," said John R. "Beau" Vrolyk, senior vice president..."

"The company has actively worked with the Open Source community by supporting Linux since the 1994 introduction of its Indy(R) workstation and with support for Samba and HylaFax. In December 1998, the company joined Linux International and introduced support of Samba 2.0 for its Origin(TM) server line, enabling data consolidation and the world's fastest data interoperability among Windows(R) and UNIX platform clients. Silicon Graphics is the first commercial UNIX vendor to support Samba software, a widely used suite of open source programs that simplifies integration of multi-platform environments."

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