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The (Attempted) Rebirth of Silicon Graphics - BusinessWeek

Unread postby Geoman » Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:19 am

http://www.businessweek.com/globalbiz/blog/globespotting/archives/2009/11/the_attempted_r.html

Silicon Graphics Inc., or SGI, is one of the storied Silicon Valley names. Co-founded by Jim Clark (who later co-founded Netscape) in 1981, SGI was a pioneer in powerful desktop engineering workstations and, later, super-powerful servers. The company got hammered by Sun Microsystems and other competitors and became a shadow of its former self after the dot-com bust. It filed for bankruptcy in 2006, limped along in a zombie state, and then was picked up in May for about $25 million by Rackable Systems—which bought it out of a second bankruptcy proceeding. Rackable renamed itself Silicon Graphics International to squeeze the remaining brand equity out of the Silicon Graphics name. Mark Barrenechea, a former Oracle and CA executive who took over as CEO of Rackable in 2006, has the task of reviving a faded icon. “It’s humbling to have this incredible brand under my stewardship,” he told me recently.

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Re: The (Attempted) Rebirth of Silicon Graphics - BusinessWeek

Unread postby modology » Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:34 am

oh yeah... the first thing he introduced is super ugly logo....sigh...

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Re: The (Attempted) Rebirth of Silicon Graphics - BusinessWeek

Unread postby skywriter » Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:50 am

he should have lead with this...

I don’t know enough about SGI and its markets
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Re: The (Attempted) Rebirth of Silicon Graphics - BusinessWeek

Unread postby SAQ » Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:14 pm

On the plus side he let the Altix developers keep working, and now they have Altix UV to show for it.

Octane3 is a bit of a disappointment, though.
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Re: The (Attempted) Rebirth of Silicon Graphics - BusinessWeek

Unread postby skywriter » Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:21 pm

SAQ wrote:On the plus side he let the Altix developers keep working, and now they have Altix UV to show for it.
sgi

SAQ wrote:Octane3 is a bit of a disappointment, though.
rackable

these were products in development. say no more.

the next round of new products (not just respins of the above) will tell the difference the merger makes.
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