"The value of the investment was not disclosed. However, the duo
did say that the alliance will also involve their close
co-operation on the "development, deployment and support of the
Linux OS and infrastructure code."
"That suggests that SGI plans to roll-out boxes based on
SuSE's distribution of Linux rather than Red Hat's, which is what
it's shipping in its desktop systems today. However, the
partners also said they will also be collaborating on high-end
enterprise applications - at least that's what they claim their
customers will get out of the arrangement - so SGI could be
looking at SuSE as its high-end distribution and Red Hat for
"Certainly, the tone of the two companies' joint statement on
the alliance doesn't mention SGI's traditional visual computing
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