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Enterprise Linux Today: SGI Servers Based on Linux Offer Informix Users Unprecedented Flexibility, Performance

Nov 08, 2000, 21:58 (0 Talkback[s])

"SGI and Informix Software, the database company, today announced that the Informix database will be available on SGI servers based on the Intel Itanium processor and the Linux OS. SGI and Informix will jointly port the Informix database software onto the Itanium processor and Linux OS from SGI and tune the performance at an Applications Solution Center (ASC) located at SGI headquarters."

"Application Solution Centers are a program that was conceived and developed by Intel to create centers for optimizing IA-32 applications and for providing expert assistance to port applications over to the Itanium architecture."

"For more than 15 years, SGI and Informix have delivered Informix products on the SGI IRIX(R) OS to numerous satisfied customers, including AOL, WAM!NET, GTE-TSI, Warner Brothers and Hannaford Brothers."

"SGI's innovation in modular computing along with the Intel Itanium processor architecture offers Informix users flexibility and performance at a reasonable price," said Mike Fister, vice president, Enterprise Platforms Group, Intel."

"The Itanium processor and Linux OS from SGI complement the company's existing and proven MIPS/IRIX platform running Informix solutions."

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