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SGI: Still Alive And Kicking

Dec 31, 2007, 16:45 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Patrizio)

"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 to it...?"

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