Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 26th Nov 2004 19:57 UTC, submitted by Dave Finger
SGI and IRIX The company is Silicon Graphics Incorporated, or SGI, which once was famous for its high-powered graphics and 3-D workstations but has fallen on hard times of late. SGI now focuses on supercomputers, but there's a tiny coterie of fans dedicated to keeping the company's aging but high-powered workstations alive. On a similar note, the every-three-months maintaince release of Irix is 3 months late.
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SGI is not dead!
by Fredrik on Sat 27th Nov 2004 11:03 UTC

Everyone is talking like SGI is already dead, but the truth is that their itaniuem/linux strategy have played out really well. They are no longer in any immediate financial danger thanks to the success of the Altix line.

And the new Prisms are really cool too, and that technology could be used for graphics workstations if they wanted to. And with stuff like montecito and tukwila coming in the future, i don't see why they would waste any time porting to x86?