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PRNewswire: SGI Helps Prime Linux for IA-64

May 15, 2000, 19:57 (1 Talkback[s])

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"Continuing its efforts to establish Linux as a commercially viable platform, SGI (NYSE: SGI) today announced the release of its SGI Pro64 compilers for the Intel Itanium processor to the Open Source Software Community. These Linux compilers, which were recently demonstrated at Intel's Spring 2000 Developer Forum in Palm Springs, Calif., contain additional optimizations that take advantage of the power of the Itanium processor over those of other public compiler implementations. This technology will support development of high performance IA-64 Linux applications and is another important step toward delivery of production Linux solutions on IA-64."

"The continued optimization of these software tools will enable Application Developers to realize the potential of Intel's Itanium processor," said Ron Curry, director of marketing, IA-64 processor division, Intel. "The Pro64 suite release demonstrates SGI's compiler expertise and their progress towards enabling high performance IA-64 Linux software."

"SGI's C, C++ and Fortran 90 compilers use the company's code generators, designed to produce performance enhancements in both compute -- and data-intensive applications. The compiler suite represents ongoing work that SGI and the Linux developer community will continue to enhance to deliver optimized performance when production Itanium processors arrive later this year. The compiler source is being released to the Linux developer community under standard GPL licensing."

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