Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 7th Feb 2009 10:20 UTC
SGI and IRIX If there is one company out there that embodies "former glory", it just has to be Silicon Graphics Incorporated. Once one of the most well-respected high-performance computer and software makers of the world, it is now a mere shadow of its former self. The most recent set of financial results from the company do not bode well for the already troubled company.
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RE[4]: Windows NT
by milatchi on Sun 8th Feb 2009 17:18 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Windows NT"
milatchi
Member since:
2005-08-29

Actually NVIDIA was founded by ex-SUN employees.

A lot of people from SGI saw the writing in the wall and migrated over to NVIDIA though.

The way I heard it was in the early 90s some engineers left SGI and formed a company -- the name escapes me at the moment; not 3dfx -- and in '93 or '94 some more engineers left SGI and joined NVIDIA. Then that first wave of engineers left or dissolved their company and joined NVIDIA too.

As for ArtX, I'm pretty sure it was founded by ex-SGI engineers and then bought by ATi in the late 90s.

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RE[5]: Windows NT
by javiercero1 on Sun 8th Feb 2009 19:15 in reply to "RE[4]: Windows NT"
javiercero1 Member since:
2005-11-10

You heard wrong.

The founders came from LSI, and SUN. Most of the founders came from the team that developed the GX graphics adapter family at SUN.

In fact, I believe the nv in nvidia comes from some internal naming of the GX adapter at sun.

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RE[6]: Windows NT
by milatchi on Sun 8th Feb 2009 19:45 in reply to "RE[5]: Windows NT"
milatchi Member since:
2005-08-29

You heard wrong.

Okay.

The founders came from LSI, and SUN. Most of the founders came from the team that developed the GX graphics adapter family at SUN.

In fact, I believe the nv in nvidia comes from some internal naming of the GX adapter at sun.

I may have failed to effectively communicate this but I'm not arguing that NVIDIA was founded by ex-SGI guys. I'm pointing out that a lot of NVIDIA's talent came from people who left SGI and joined NVIDIA.

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