Sgi Launches Entry Woodcrest Xeon, Itanium Linux Supers

Posted by dcparris on Jun 27, 2006 5:05 AM EDT
IT Jungle; By Timothy Prickett Morgan
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Having tried to make a go of it solely as a maker of exotic NUMA-based supercomputer clusters based on Intel's Itanium architecture and the Linux operating system, struggling supercomputer maker Silicon Graphics today will launch its first Xeon-based machines, which will use Intel's new "Woodcrest" implementation of the low-power Core architecture. At the same time, SGI, which has been in bankruptcy protection since early May, is talking up the impending dual-core "Montecito" Itaniums, which will plug into the Altix 4700 blades and roughly double their performance and is launching a midrange Itanium box.

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