Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th May 2006 13:18 UTC, submitted by BluenoseJake
SGI and IRIX Silicon Graphics Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The press release sugarcoats: "Silicon Graphics today announced that it has reached an agreement with all of its Senior Secured bank lenders and with holders of a significant amount of its Senior Secured debt on the terms of a reorganization plan that will reduce its debt by approximately $250 million, greatly simplifying its capital structure." El Reg, The Inq, and the WSJ have more.
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RE[2]: SGI
by lopisaur on Mon 8th May 2006 15:08 UTC in reply to "RE: SGI"
lopisaur
Member since:
2006-02-27

SGI never sold Alphas, they used MIPS processors.
HP's the one that dumped the Alpha for Itanium.

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RE[3]: SGI
by Damien on Mon 8th May 2006 17:50 in reply to "RE[2]: SGI"
Damien Member since:
2005-07-07

You mean HP dumped both the PA-RISC (old HP) and Alpha series (old Compaq through DEC purchase) for Itanium?

Damien

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RE[4]: SGI
by twenex on Mon 8th May 2006 17:56 in reply to "RE[3]: SGI"
twenex Member since:
2006-04-21

Yep. To be fair, dropping PA-RISC for what became Itanium was on the cards long before HP picked up Compaq, in fact from around the time Commodore went belly-up, iirc.

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RE[3]: SGI
by rapont on Mon 8th May 2006 18:12 in reply to "RE[2]: SGI"
rapont Member since:
2005-07-06

SGI never sold Alphas, they used MIPS processors.

Are you sure?

I know they used MIPS, but I remember seeing adverts in the UK edition of PC Pro a long time ago with "Silicon Graphics" selling Alpha based workstations at 667Mhz - I remember thinking how fantastic it was as everyone else was selling 400Mhz Pentium II's at the time!

I'm presuming that "Silicon Graphics" was later renamed SGI - is that correct?

Strangely enough i've never been able to track down any info about those systems as I recently wanted to try and purchase one before Alpha went completely terminal.

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RE[4]: SGI
by Cloudy on Mon 8th May 2006 23:43 in reply to "RE[3]: SGI"
Cloudy Member since:
2006-02-15

SGI bought Cray Research, which, at that time, had a DEC alpha based "supercomputer". So yes, SGI did sell alpha based product for a while, but they're own workstations were always MIPS based before they switched to x86.

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RE[3]: SGI
by Ronald Vos on Mon 8th May 2006 23:05 in reply to "RE[2]: SGI"
Ronald Vos Member since:
2005-07-06

SGI never sold Alphas, they used MIPS processors.
HP's the one that dumped the Alpha for Itanium.


Oops, my bad. Either way: Intell sold crack to both of them ;)

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