Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Apr 2009 13:15 UTC
SGI and IRIX Silicon Graphics Inc., the perma-struggling workstation-turned-server-maker, filed for bankruptcy protection today, and was immediately bought by Rackable Systems. Rackable has signed to take on all of SGI's liabilities. The deal is expected to complete in 60 days. The combined company will target the hyper-competitive market for x86 boxes for cluster and high performance computing, internet and cloud services. "This combination gives us the potential for significant operational synergies, a strong balance sheet, and positions the combined company for long-term growth and profitability," said Rackable CEO Mark Barrenechea.
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Smells like April's Fool?
by WereCatf on Wed 1st Apr 2009 13:46 UTC
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

Well, as the title says ;)

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29
RE: Smells like April's Fool?
by _gbk on Wed 1st Apr 2009 19:58 in reply to "Smells like April's Fool?"
_gbk Member since:
2009-02-25

Doesn't look that way, sadly. Both SGI and Rackable show the news prominently on their respective front web pages.

A sad end for a once great company.

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