Originally Published: Wednesday, 19 January 2000 Author: Kristopher Kersey
Published to: enhance_articles_hardware/Hardware News Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

SGI, nVidia, and the Now Named VA Linux Makes It Official

"NVIDIA[tm] Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), SGI (NYSE: SGI) and VA Linux Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: LNUX) today announced their collaboration on the industry's first professional-level OpenGL® graphics sub-system for workstations running Linux. This planned platform would be the first 100% OpenGL 1.2-conformant hardware-accelerated graphics solution to bring professional workstation graphics standards to the Linux market. . . . The triad's unique technology will bring to Linux desktops many of the capabilities typically associated with UNIX® systems. This technology will enable Linux systems to process rich graphics as fast, or faster, than their Microsoft® Windows®-based counterparts." Big news and it's long overdue.