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SGI to put Intel's Xeon E5s in ICE X systems

SC11 Supercomputer maker Silicon Graphics has been chomping at the bit for Intel to get its "Sandy Bridge-EP" Xeon E5 servers to market. And rather than wait until early next year to launch its new ICE X parallel machines to market, and give rival Cray and its Opteron 6200-based XE6 and XK6 supers all the headlines at the SC11 …

SGI (almost) doubles sales, (almost) halves losses

Silicon Graphics' latest financial report shows that it's growing and moving towards profitability – but it's not quite there yet. If there were ever a time when SGI needed to make a big sale to get some free PR and possibly a big wad of cash to do a monster supercomputer deal, it's now. And it might just happen. The company …
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SGI juices sales, narrows losses in Q3

Silicon Graphics is moving towards profitability after many years of struggle, and thinks that fiscal 2012, which starts in July, will be the year that it all finally comes together. In the third quarter of fiscal 2011 ended in March, there were definitely signs that the company was moving in the right direction with both its …
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SGI previews Q4 financials

Supercomputer maker Silicon Graphics is implementing a new revenue-accounting method in the fourth quarter, and the changes to the way it keeps its books have forced it to push out its financial results for two more weeks. SGI had been expected to report its numbers after Wall Street closed Tuesday. Despite pushing out the …
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SGI chills new Altix ICE supers

As promised, Silicon Graphics is today shipping the Switzerland version of its Altix ICE blade server clusters, supporting either Intel or Advanced Micro Devices processors - or a mix of the two, if that makes you happy. Being a fairly low-volume server player, once the old Silicon Graphics tossed away its own MIPS chips and …
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SGI peddles cut-down Altix UV supers

SGI is rounding out its line of Altix UV machines with new machines based on Intel's just-announced eight-core Nehalem-EX Xeon 7500 processors. Which makes sense. After all, if you're going to the trouble of creating a massive 256-socket, 2,048-core parallel supercomputer based on your own interconnect, you might also try to …
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SGI biz still kinda lumpy

When Rackable Systems bought defunct supercomputer maker Silicon Graphics and took its name last year, it got a radically expanded customer base and a shot at evening out its own lumpy business among hyperscale Internet companies with SGI's equally bumpy HPC business. The idea - and it may prove to be a sound one in the long run …
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SGI previews UltraViolet Nehalem EX blade clusters

SC09 Sometimes a server announcement is as defensive as it is offensive. So it is with the UltraViolet Altix UV big bad blades that Silicon Graphics showed off at SC09 in Portland, Oregon, Monday afternoon. Even before it went into bankruptcy for the final time and was eaten by Rackable Systems, which subsequently took the SGI name …
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SGI's Itanium super smokes Java test

Even before Rackable Systems bought the carcass of supercomputer maker Silicon Graphics in April and took its name a month later, the future of the Itanium-based Altix shared memory supercomputers was in question. Since the takeover, the new SGI has been trying to stir up some interest in the existing machines while not exactly …
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Rackable Systems slips into SGI's name

Considering all of the technical trials and economic tribulations that Silicon Graphics has gone through since the mid-1990s after a meteoric rise in technical computing in the 1980s, you might think that the SGI name was one relegated to the dustbin of the IT industry. This seemed particularly true after Rackable Systems - an …
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SGI's Rackable's future supercomputers

Comment The Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by beleaguered supercomputer-maker Silicon Graphics and the acquisition of most of SGI's assets by Rackable Systems for $25m in cash may lay to rest any questions about the future of shared-memory, Itanium-based supercomputers. As Dell and IBM have encroached on Rackable's business among …
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SGI lays off another 9 per cent

Supercomputer maker Silicon Graphics has let go 120 more employees, nine per cent of its workforce, in an effort to cut costs as its revenues decline. These cuts come hot on the heels of a 15 per cent layoff announced in mid-December, when SGI slashed 15 per cent of its 1,500-strong workforce, eliminating 225 positions. After …
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SGI preps supers for future Intel chips

SC08 Architectures can change quickly in the supercomputing space, and slow-moving vendors can get left behind or at least find themselves out of step with the next big wave of sales in the HPC area. This has happened in the past with Silicon Graphics, and the company is determined to not let it happen again. At the SC08 …
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NASA confirms manned mission to 10 Petaflops

Well, well, well. It would seem that the 20,000-core supercomputer announced yesterday by NASA will just be the first course in an ongoing relationship between the space folk, SGI and Intel. The three organizations have revealed a project dubbed Pleiades that will see them build Petaflop-class machines in the coming years. …
Ashlee Vance, 7 May 2008
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SGI slots 'Seaburg' chipset into blades

SGI this week is pushing a fresh batch of hardware into its Altix ICE blade server lineup. The company announced two new blade enclosures and new blade options. The new enclosures for SGI's Altix ICE 8200 platform now support Intel's 5400 'Seaburg' Chipset with dual- and quad-core Xeon processors. SGI rather generously dubbed …
Austin Modine, 21 Mar 2008

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