Gartner Research

SGI IRIX Operating System

Published: 30 September 2002

ID: G0090227

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


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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