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SGI Expands Server Operating System Strategy: Adds Linux

May 18, 1999, 11:58 (1 Talkback[s])


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"Multiple Server Operating Systems Extends SGI's Technical Strengths and Market Opportunities".

"No single operating system can meet the diverse needs of all customers, since not all customers are exactly alike. That's why SGI is committed to providing its server customers with the industry's broadest range of system sizes and market-focused solutions, all incorporating robust, industry-standard and thoroughly tested applications that address their particular needs," said John R. "Beau" Vrolyk, senior vice president..."

"SGI plans to introduce Intel® IA-32 based servers that will support both Linux and Windows NT, and plans to leverage its leadership and experience in scalable ccNUMA MIPS® servers to become a leading provider of scalable IA-32 and IA-64 servers. SGI engineers are currently contributing expertise and technologies to the Linux and open source communities in such areas as system scalability, high bandwidth I/O, high-performance file systems and compilers. Recently, the company introduced support of SambaTM 2.0 for its OriginTM server line and released GLX and OpenVaultTM source code into the open source community and will continue to contribute key technologies. The company expects these capabilities will meet the critical requirements of Linux users in market segments targeted by SGI with its Intel-based servers."

Complete announcement.