SGI moving to mysterious Altism line

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SGI has picked an obvious strategy for a company struggling to stay alive. Frustrate its customers with complete confusion.
Any dolt could understand last week’s proposals to cut 12 per cent of SGI’s, shuffle a few executives and keep working on bringing costs down. Less clear, however, was SGI’s decision to “consolidate its compute server and visualization platform” and to “pursue new markets in the enterprise space.” That’s because SGI didn’t back up these vague statements with any firm details.
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Xiamen University Scientists Achieve Faster Time to Insight with SGI Altix 350 Cluster

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Silicon Graphics (OTC: SGID) today announced the scientists in the State Key Laboratory of Physics Chemistry of Solid Surfaces at Xiamen University have streamlined their advanced chemistry study with four, 16-processor SGI

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New Super Computers Validate Center’s Super Research

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Aeronautical Systems Center’s Major Shared Resource Center, one of four major high-performance computing centers in the Department of Defense, celebrated the culmination of its High Performance Computing Technology Insertion acquisition process for fiscal year 2005 on March 6 during a ribbon cutting ceremony here.
…….The arrival of an SGI Altix 3700 continues the long tradition of SGI high performance computing at the resource center. This latest SGI system expands the center’s SGI supercomputing capability to more than 4100 processors spread across five separate shared memory systems.
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Transitive Gets Backing from Intel for Porting Product

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About 18 months ago, an unknown software startup called Transitive launched a product called QuickTransit, which allows operating systems and applications that were designed for one computing architecture to be run, without changes, on another architecture. Last summer, Transitive broke onto the scene when Silicon Graphics chose it to support Irix Unix applications created for MIPS servers on its Linux-Itanium Altix machines, and then was made famous when Apple used QuickTransit at the heart of the Rosetta environment that allowed it to quickly move from PowerPC to Intel processors.
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SGI Technology Powers World Tour of British Museum

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History fans and students throughout Alabama are looking forward to meeting an unlikely but unforgettable visitor – a priest who has traveled across 6,000 miles and 3,000 years to reveal in dramatic detail how ancient Egyptians preserved and honored their dead.
With “Mummy: the inside story,” The British Museum

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