SGI Bought by Rackable

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Re: SGI Bought by Rackable

Unread postby josehill » Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:28 am

Interesting. I've seen people from Rackable and SGI hanging out together at biotech conferences for years, but I didn't expect them to move much further than being marketing/consulting/engineering partners. For what it's worth, the people whom I've come across from Rackable have generally been pretty solid, and they've seemed as sad as anyone by what happened to SGI over the years. Rackable does understand HPC, and they are respected in my field -- they are not just a random, low budget x86 reseller.

Obviously, SGI MIPS isn't going to be making a comeback, but I'm not nearly as discouraged as I would be if some fly by night outfit was taking over SGI. While I wouldn't bet my life on it, there is actually some hope for respectful treatment of SGI MIPS customers.

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Re: SGI Bought by Rackable

Unread postby GeneratriX » Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:57 am

Zerolapse wrote:
GeneratriX wrote:...Ooops! :roll:



That's one way to put it.


Yup, certainly.

I have to say I visited Rackable's website (for first time) two months ago, and when I've noticed those blue'ish racks on the upper banner, a raptor-thought crossed my mind about if these company would have some kind of partnership with SGI... now, it seems my thought was kinda prophecy since... well, not exactly...

To be honest, I'm just a bit conceirned about documentation, software resources, and all the rest... my last backup from the whole SGI's website was two years ago and it was a pretty big chunk. It would be wise to make another one, but I don't have the time to do it now... damn! :?

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Re: SGI Bought by Rackable

Unread postby roosmcd » Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:46 am

IIRC the last time SGI went bankrupt, I was listed as a creditor and got bankruptcy papers sent to me courtesy of a developer account. Anybody already get anything?
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Re: SGI Bought by Rackable

Unread postby GeneratriX » Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:05 am

roosmcd wrote:IIRC the last time SGI went bankrupt, I was listed as a creditor and got bankruptcy papers sent to me courtesy of a developer account. Anybody already get anything?


Same here last time. But this time not yet (at least).

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Re: SGI Bought by Rackable

Unread postby hamei » Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:53 am

evilquim wrote:The interesting part is Rackable has ~300 employees. SGI still has ~1,100 post-layoffs.

If the positions were reversed perhaps SGI would be buying Rackable :P

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Re: SGI Bought by Rackable

Unread postby noisetonepause » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:25 am

hamei wrote:
evilquim wrote:The interesting part is Rackable has ~300 employees. SGI still has ~1,100 post-layoffs.

If the positions were reversed perhaps SGI would be buying Rackable :P


Now *that* would've been an April Fool's worthy of a chuckle...

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Re: SGI Bought by Rackable

Unread postby fzalfa » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:46 am

maybe they can open the irix's sources and let us make evoluate.....and not die

nice dream.....

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Re: SGI Bought by Rackable

Unread postby pentium » Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:52 pm

I can't believe this.
It must be some sort of really well planned joke.
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SGI Sold for $ 25 million?

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Re: SGI Sold for $ 25 million?

Unread postby shyouko » Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:50 pm

Where will SGI Japan go?

I remember it was not at all affected when SGI filed for bankruptcy back in '05.

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Re: SGI Bought by Rackable

Unread postby recondas » Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:18 pm

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Re: SGI Bought by Rackable

Unread postby pentium » Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:31 pm

Holy crap, look at the stock price. It's a sheer dropoff! :shock:
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Re: SGI Bought by Rackable

Unread postby josehill » Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:45 pm

Moderator Note: duplicate topics merged.

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Re: SGI Bought by Rackable

Unread postby SiliconClassics » Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:50 pm

pentium wrote:Holy crap, look at the stock price. It's a sheer dropoff! :shock:


Whaddaya mean, it's only down twenty three cents ;)

I just got back from the bankruptcy court. The SGI hearing went from about 4:30 to 5:45, with more to come on Friday morning. The only company folks in attendance were Greg Wood (CFO) and Diane Gibson (CIO), plus about a half-dozen lawyers.

Most of the discussions were first-day motions for procedural / administrative matters. From what I could glean, SGI basically plans to sell their assets (to Rackable) and retain only some IP - patents and the like, plus associated pending litigation, which might net them some revenue. But that's about it - no plans to come up with new product lines or expand into new markets, from what I could tell.

As far as a renewed commitment to MIPS or IRIX, or even any commitment whatsoever thereto, I wouldn't count on it. This is their second trip down the Chapter 11 pike in three years, so they're obviously not staying afloat doing what they're doing. I guess this really is the end!
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Re: SGI Bought by Rackable

Unread postby R-ten-K » Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:23 pm

It seems Rackable is just spending $25 million for the SGI name?
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