Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Sep 2006 19:43 UTC, submitted by MatzeLoCal
SGI and IRIX German technology website Heise.de 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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Sad day
by lopisaur on Tue 5th Sep 2006 22:55 UTC
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2006-02-27

It's a sad day for CPU enthusiasts.
I don't think they'll open-source IRIX, but the good news is that MIPS-based workstations will get a lot cheaper (at least for a while) on eBay.

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