Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Feb 2006 19:10 UTC
SGI and IRIX SGI issued its most ominous regulatory filing to date, warning that a bad 2006 could force the former high-flyer into bankruptcy. In order to improve its business, SGI will consider measures ranging from axing or selling off product lines to pursuing 'a strategic partner or acquirer.' The hardware maker will basically look at anything and everything to remain a going concern.
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RE[3]: SGI for sale?
by Deviate_X on Fri 10th Feb 2006 14:45 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: SGI for sale?"
Deviate_X
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EmmEff: Does SGI have anything left that people want?

stew: If you want a computer with 512 CPUs and 128TB RAM, then yes ;)

Their visualization systems are still great, but the market isn't very big.


whilst that 512 processors sounds interesting, the reality is that 512 processors & 128TB ram in one machine is precisely what 'people' don't want for 99.999%

'people' in that market want flexibilty, they want clusters because clusters are better performant and desperately cheaper to purchase and maintain

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