SGI Altix Runs Single Linux Instance on 1K Processors

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Silicon Graphics has announced another high-performance computing (HPC) first: the world’s largest computer to operate under a single copy of the Linux OS.
On its SGI Altix 4700 blade platform and a beta version of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 from Novell, SGI demonstrated a single system image (SSI) running on a world-record 1,024 processors. Until that moment, the largest Linux SSI operated on 512 processors — another SGI record.
SGI heralded the achievement as the world’s top HPC innovators arrive in Dresden, Germany for the 21st International Supercomputing Conference.
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SGI Reaches Global Agreement With Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors as Reorganization Moves on Accelerated Path

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Silicon Graphics (OTC: SGID) today announced it has gained the support of its Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors and the largest holder of its Subordinated Debentures on a proposed reorganization plan. This is important milestone in SGI’s reorganization process. The development paves the way for a speedy exit from Chapter 11 as a public company. The Company anticipates filing an amended Plan of Reorganization together with a Disclosure Statement by June 30, 2006.
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SGI to wage patent war

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Silicon Graphics Inc will seek to claw back cash from a raft of companies that it believes have been infringing on its patents, Computer Business Review has learned, hauling them through the courts if necessary.
The company will use the enforcement of its intellectual property rights as one way of raising some much-needed cash. The company has been struggling to pay its debts as fast as possible after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in early May.
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SGI Files Plan of Reorganization

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Silicon Graphics (OTC Bulletin Board: SGIDE) reached an important milestone in its restructuring efforts by filing its Joint Plan of Reorganization. SGI plans to file its Disclosure Statement by June 30.
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Google to buy headquarters property for $319 mln

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Web search leader Google Inc. said on Wednesday it plans to pay $319 million for property and buildings, including its headquarters in Mountain View, California, to accommodate a growing work force.
The purchases includes Google’s existing headquarters at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, which the company had been subleasing, and nearby buildings that are home to Silicon Graphics Inc., formerly a successful Silicon Valley technology firm that is now in bankruptcy.
While Google will now own the buildings outright, it will also assume Silicon Graphics’ lease payments to the city of Mountain View, which owns the land, spokesman Barry Schnitt said. The properties together total about 978,000 square feet, Google said.
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