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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RE:Anonymous (IP: ---.dyn.iinet.net.au)
by JCS on Sat 27th Nov 2004 18:45 UTC

"Itanic is evil and it is pretty bad as it was too overpromised and phenomenally underdelivered, Intel managed to fool the market into believing that Itanic is going to be the greatest thing since sliced bread, but turned out to be an absolute dud -- Itanic is the biggest failure in the history of semiconductors."

Nonsense. If "Itanium" is a failure then so is POWER - they're targeted at the same markets. The 2nd most powerful supercomputer at the moment is an Itanium2 Altix from SGI.

Calling it "Itanic" is just as childish as "M$".