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Rackable Systems acquires Silicon Graphics: On Monday, May 11th, Rackable Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: RACK), a leading provider of ecological servers and storage products for medium to large-scale data centers, announced it has completed its previously-announced acquisition of the operating assets of the former Silicon Graphics, Inc.

SGI is a leader in high-performance computing. SGI delivers a complete range of high-performance server, storage and visualization solutions along with industry-leading professional services and support that enable its customers to overcome the challenges of complex data-intensive work flows and accelerate breakthrough discoveries, innovation and information transformation.

I’ve worked with a lot of equipment from both companies. They both offer a quality product, but together they have the ability to do so much more. Hopefully this combination will have a positive effect for the Linux community.

According to SGI, they have been a committed leader in the continued development and improvement of the performance and reliability of the Linux operating system. Claims include contributions to Linux scalability, scheduling, memory usage, I/O, and other efforts critical to high-demand application performance.

With everything that SGI claims to have been involved in for Linux, combining their products and services with those offered by Rackable Systems, will give them the ability to take on a larger roll in advancing Linux.