Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Apr 2009 13:15 UTC
SGI and IRIX Silicon Graphics Inc., the perma-struggling workstation-turned-server-maker, filed for bankruptcy protection today, and was immediately bought by Rackable Systems. Rackable has signed to take on all of SGI's liabilities. The deal is expected to complete in 60 days. The combined company will target the hyper-competitive market for x86 boxes for cluster and high performance computing, internet and cloud services. "This combination gives us the potential for significant operational synergies, a strong balance sheet, and positions the combined company for long-term growth and profitability," said Rackable CEO Mark Barrenechea.
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To me SGI was always high end high grade work stations. The kind you could never afford but always wanted!

Its such a shame to lose a brand as powerful as this. I can only hope the new owners revive the brand and retarget it at its workstation hertiage (not itanium servers which were rubbish)

It would be like losing SUN or DELL today(i dont think you could every reeeeealy lose IBM ;-))

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