LinuxPR: Matra Datavision/SGI to Provide Top Open Source 3D Modeling Development on Linux

“Matra Datavision and SGI France announce the joint promotion of
a powerful development combination of Open CASCADE open source 3D
modeling components and Silicon Graphics 230 Visual Workstation
platforms using the SGI ProPack 1.2 OpenGL driver for Linux
systems. This combination will allow CAD/CAM/CAE, AEC and GIS
developers and users on Linux platforms to obtain viewing results
for complex 3D models on a level with those of top-performance Unix
and Windows NT platforms.”

“Recent evaluations on the Silicon Graphics 230 Visual
Workstation demonstrate very impressive results with the Red Hat or
Mandrake standard distributions. With the SGI driver and Vpro
graphic card, rendering performance was from 10 to 18 times faster
than the standard XFree86 driver… Average results for shading and
viewing showed a six-fold increase.”


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