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ComputerWorld: SGI to put more focus on Linux

Mar 24, 2000, 20:01 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Legard)

"Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI) will put more effort into Linux-based developments and consequently less into its proprietary Irix operating system over the next few years, according to Jansen Ek, vice president of SGI Asia-Pacific."

"SGI is strongly focused on developing for Intel Corp.'s IA-32 and IA-64 processors and the open-source Linux operating system, with a key initiative being SGI's XFS file system. That will enable Linux to scale to very large systems, Ek said in a keynote speech at LinuxWorld 2000 here today."

"Crucially, XFS has file journaling, a feature that the Linux community has until now been unable to deliver, preventing Linux from being used for mission-critical and high-availability applications, he said."

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