VNU Net: SGI to launch Linux servers

“SGI has fleshed out its plans for Linux by announcing that it
will offer a range of Linux server machines at the end of September
and open source more of its proprietary technology.”

“Jim Irving, SGI’s UK workstations director, said that SGI
plans, ‘a family of high performance and very resilient Linux
systems [that] will be Intel based servers aimed at the volume
market, designed to compete at the core of the Dell/Compaq

“SGI had already announced plans to offer Linux as a third
operating system alongside Irix and NT. The company cited three
reasons: ‘The lower cost of ownership associated with PC economics,
the large application availability and the reliability and
stability afforded by the Linux operating system.'”

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