SAQ wrote:It's not the margin, it's the total net income, which is margin x sales (very roughly). Same issue that has bitten them in the past
sgifanatic wrote:Here we go again... what low-margin business could they possibly have now that they sell friggin' supercomputers!!!
skywriter wrote:It's like watching a drunk trying to walk.
hamei wrote:"That's no problem, we get the waitress at the local restaurant to talk to them when we need help."
SAQ wrote:SGI has obviously learned from their past experiences here, though - they're not wasting any resources getting Windows to run on it so MS can take their money and blow them off again.
Furthermore part of the "briefing" I was invited to last year, a joint operation from SGI and Intel in Santa Clara, had the VP Engineering connecting to a recently installed Altix system and firing up a Windows VM and showing off 1 terabyte of RAM. It stuck with me because I wondered how many of my employer's analysts doing unholy things with 64-bit Excel would sell their wives and children for access to it...jan-jaap wrote:Ehm, the only 'different' SGI design right now, the Altix UV 1000, is certified to run Windows 2008 R2 server
hamei wrote:skywriter wrote:It's like watching a drunk trying to walk.
Which, watching SGI flail around or Matt post ? :P
To be honest, all American businesses are stupid now. We get called in sometimes when some jerkoff company has totally blown up an order with a Chinese company. I guess they are too incompetent to make the parts themselves, but that's another subject. So the last time I kind of jokingly asked, "How's your Chinese?" to this highly trained college-educated purchasing dork and his response ? "That's no problem, we get the waitress at the local restaurant to talk to them when we need help."
Seriously. I couldn't make this up. My fevered imagination is not as insane as the people you have running your country. And you guys swallow this shit hook, line, and sinker. It's effing nuts.
skywriter wrote:Perhaps you have forgotten than the only reasons we are dealing with China is because the cost of goods is much cheaper than we can produce them. Specifically the general unregulated environment causes enormous environmental impact, which costs lots of money to avoid. While I find this practice deplorable, I'm glad it's not in my backyard.
skywriter wrote:East coast FTW.
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