CNET News.com: New workstations central to SGI survival

“Amid continuing company turmoil, SGI has released two new
Intel-based workstations, its first since the company’s ambitious
320 and 540 models flopped in 1999.”

“The new models, the first in SGI’s revamped workstation
strategy, are a key part of SGI’s hopes to recover from its
financial malaise and return to its earlier days of graphics glory.
But the Mountain View, Calif. firm, famous for the technology
behind the visual effects in films ranging from “Jurassic Park” to
“South Park,” has a long way to go.”

More modest hardware designs are part of the company’s
recovery plan. The new 230, 330 and 550 models use a less expensive
and much more conventional graphics subsystem than the customized
designs of their predecessors, the Visual Workstation 320 and 540.
The new machines either come with Windows NT or Red Hat’s version
of Linux.

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