Performance Computing: UNIX RIOT — SGI’s Linux strategy gets deeper but clearer

“The company will announce the first extension of its
Intel-based systems strategy on Monday, sources said, and Linux
will be a centerpiece, not an afterthought.”

“The new SGI 1400 server family will begin officially shipping
next week with the L & M versions first out of the chute. Far
from an aging cigarette brand, these systems will be smokin’
multiprocessor machines using Intel’s Pentium III Xeon chips. The
1400 L will come with Linux…’

“SGI’s long-term strategy is to use Intel to build
more-affordable high-end systems with IA-64 running IRIX. In the
midrange, I’m betting the company will put a more concerted effort
into Linux than NT on Intel.”

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