"The Top 500 list of supercomputers rarely contains real
shockers, but in November, readers might have been surprised to
find that No. 3 was a 126-teraflop computer at the New Mexico
Computing Applications Center.
"What may be surprising is that the computer is from SGI.
"Remember SGI? The company once known as Silicon Graphics Inc.
had the first 64-bit processor on the market, the MIPS R4000, way
back in 1992. It was the company many firmly associated with
Hollywood special effects in the 1990s, such as the
computer-generated dinosaurs of 'Jurassic Park.' Whatever happened
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