Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Sep 2006 19:43 UTC, submitted by MatzeLoCal
SGI and IRIX German technology website Heise.de reports that SGI will completely abandon its MIPS processor architecture, including its operating system Irix, in favour of Linux-powered Itanium workstations. SGI used MIPS and Irix in its products for almost 20 years, and with this switch to Intel, yet another major (historically speaking, that is) company abandons its architecture for the more common Intel one.
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RE: Huh?
by twenex on Tue 5th Sep 2006 21:15 UTC in reply to "Huh?"
twenex
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2006-04-21

I just did a double-take there. I guess this means HP and SGI are the two biggest Itanic suppliers?

I wonder if Intel will go into complete systems in order to flog their darling.

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