"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
"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
"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
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