"SGI, the computer manufacturer famed for its high-end graphics
workstations, will discontinue its MIPS/IRIX line at the end of the
year. IRIX is SGI's in-house Unix derivate. MIPS/IRIX systems were
first presented in 1988 and have since then featured in numerous
server and workstation systems. Between 1992 and 1998 SGI owned a
processor manufacturer that was a leading-edge developer of RISC
"By opting for Itanium Silicon Graphics broke off its
relationship with MIPS..."