SGI aims high with Altix machine

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SGI aims high with Altix machine

NASA is using a Linux machine from Silicon Graphics with 256 Itanium 2 processors and plans to double that soon, the company said Monday after posting financial results that moved it closer toward profitability. “The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has long been a customer of SGI’s high-end computers using its Irix operating system and MIPS processors. Now it’s following suit with the company’s Linux-Itanium line, called Altix.”

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