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MaXX Interactive Desktop Brings a Little SGI to Linux

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| The MaXX Interactive Desktop is an effort to bring the IRIX Interactive
| Desktop to Linux (please note that this is a continuation of the 5dwm.org
| implementation, so not a case of re-inventing the wheel). In order to achieve
| this, MaXX Interactive, the commercial entity behind the project, has "a
| special license agreement from SGI enabling itself to push for a full
| implementation on Linux"
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http://www.osnews.com/story/20369/Ma...e_SGI_to_Linux


Recent:

SGI Further Opens Its OpenGL Contributions

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/s...s,548151.shtml


SGI relicenses OpenGL: "A huge gift to the free software community"

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| After nine months, an open secret can finally be acknowledged: The OpenGL
| code that is responsible for 3-D acceleration on GNU/Linux, which was
| released by SGI in 1999, has been running on licenses that were accepted by
| neither the Free Software Foundation (FSF) nor the Open Source Initiative.
| Today, however, the FSF has announced that the licenses in question, the SGI
| Free License B and the GLX Public License, have been rewritten after months
| of negotiation between the FSF and SGI. The problem is now resolved, and the
| result is a code contribution that the FSF ranks as one of the greatest given
| to the community by a proprietary company.
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http://www.linux.com/feature/148339


Thank you SGI, for freeing the GNU/Linux 3D desktop!

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| In January of 2008, software code at the heart of GNU/Linux 3D applications
| was discovered to be non-free—a potential disaster for free software
| advocates hoping to see advanced graphical acceleration now common on modern
| operating systems.
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http://www.fsf.org/news/thank-you-sgi


SGI Platforms Running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.1 Clear IT Security Hurdle

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| Passing the evaluation, which was performed by atsec, means that SGI Altix
| systems received Common Criteria Security Certification EAL 4+ from the
| National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP), a U.S. Government
| initiative developed to meet the security testing needs of both IT consumers
| and producers.
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http://www.marketwatch.com/news/stor...9%7D&dist=hppr


SGI Pushes Into Data Warehousing with Linux Supers and Oracle

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| Specifically, SGI is partnering with database maker Oracle to create data
| warehouses that run on its Linux-based Altix supercomputers. The solution
| that the two companies have come up with is called the Adaptive Data
| Warehouse, and it combines Altix servers, SGI's InfiniteStorage disk arrays,
| and the Oracle database with the Real Application Clusters (RAC) clustered
| database extensions.
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http://www.itjungle.com/tlb/tlb061708-story07.html


SGI slots 'Seaburg' chipset into blades

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| Altix ICE blades now include SGI ProPack for Linux, which gives granular
| control over throughput and I/O performance. The blades also include an
| updated version of SGI's Tempo cluster management tool. Tempo lets admins
| restrict traffic within the rack or within the blades themselves to keep
| extraneous traffic off the network.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/03...seaburg_chips/


Related:

SGI: Still Alive And Kicking

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| Changing times. IRIX and MIPS, the company's proprietary Unix and
| semiconductors, respectively, fell out of favor as the industry shifted to
| x86 and Linux.
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http://www.internetnews.com/bus-news...le.php/3718911


Born-Again SGI Spreads Its Wings

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| Another key aspect of their strategy in this market is the company's
| Industrial Strength Linux Environment (ISLE) initiative, aimed at creating a
| software environment that meets the expectations of high performance business
| computing customers.
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http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1889130.html


SGI Launches Blade-Style Altix Linux Supers

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| The new Altix Integrated Compute Environment is another step in the
| evolution of SGI, which has created a respected Altix platform using
| NUMA clustering of Itanium processors to create very large and very
| *powerful global memory clusters that run Linux.
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http://www.itjungle.com/tlb/tlb062607-story02.html
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