"Today, SuSE Linux, the international technology leader and
solutions provider in open source operating system (OS), announced
a new strategic partnership with SGI (NYSE:SGI), a world-leader in
high performance computing and visualization solutions. The
terms of the agreement include, SGI's equity investment in SuSE
Linux Corporation the cooperative development, deployment and
support of the Linux operating system and infrastructure code.
The companies' customers benefit from the high-end enterprise
applications derived from this partnership."
"SGI is pleased to partner with SuSE and thereby extend its
already deep commitment to the Open Source community," said Robert
Bishop, chairman and CEO, SGI. "Through our combined efforts, we
can significantly advance the applications of Linux for our
"Earlier this year, the companies successfully introduced Linux
FailSafe, a scalable and modular high-availability solution based
on IRIS FailSafe. Linux FailSafe offers advanced clustering
capabilities to Linux and signifies an important step in the
maturation of Linux into a platform of choice for enterprise-class,
high availability applications. SGI and SuSE jointly participated
in the highly regarded IA-64 Linux effort."