Gartner Research

SGI IRIX Operating System

Published: 30 September 2002

ID: G0090227

Analyst(s): Mary I. Hubley, Cynthia R. Lubrano

Summary

SGI offers its IRIX operating system on MIPS and Linux on Intel Itanium 2. Committed to its IRIX on MIPS strategy, SGI recently issued a roadmap to support the platform to 2006 and beyond.

Table Of Contents
  • Corporate Headquarters
  • Overview
  • Analysis
  • Pricing
    • GSA Pricing
  • Competitors
  • Strengths
    • Highly Scalable
    • Flexible ccNUMA Architecture
    • Leading Supplier of Media Streaming Technologies
  • Limitations
    • Known as a Niche Unix OS Vendor
    • Linux Will Be Placed on IPF
  • Insight

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