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Born-Again SGI Spreads Its Wings

Nov 13, 2007, 20:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John E. West)

"I'll admit it: I have a soft spot for SGI. As an undergraduate, and in graduate school, I had the good fortune to work in the NSF's Engineering Research Center for Computational Field Simulation at Mississippi State University under the leadership of Professor Joe Thompson. A lot of my work at that time was in virtual reality and scientific visualization, and I had something that most other students didn't have: my very own SGI Crimson, a VPL headset, a DataGlove, and a lot of free time.

"At that time SGI was the undisputed graphics king of the known universe. It wasn't until I started my first full time job in a supercomputing center that we acquired SGI's first HPC product, the Power Challenge Array..."

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