Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Sep 2006 19:43 UTC, submitted by MatzeLoCal
SGI and IRIX German technology website reports that SGI will completely abandon its MIPS processor architecture, including its operating system Irix, in favour of Linux-powered Itanium workstations. SGI used MIPS and Irix in its products for almost 20 years, and with this switch to Intel, yet another major (historically speaking, that is) company abandons its architecture for the more common Intel one.
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RE: Nothing special about SGI...?
by kloty on Tue 5th Sep 2006 21:59 UTC in reply to "Nothing special about SGI...?"
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>I think that now there is nothing special about SGI. No more powerful >and *different* workstations. May be the age of the powerful Unix >workstation is finished, may be.

That's not true regarding the current SGI offerings of their Itanium workstation. They are powerfull and very different from the rest. Please read the article


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