SGI opts for Woodcrest over AMD

Silicon Graphics News
Looking for IRIX or Solaris expertise? Visit my UNIX Consultancy website.

SILICON GRAPHICS (SGI) has plumped for Intel

Comments Off on SGI opts for Woodcrest over AMD

SGI chief outlines roadmap out of mortuary

Silicon Graphics News
Looking for IRIX or Solaris expertise? Visit my UNIX Consultancy website.

Dennis McKenna has been in one of the technology industry’s most thankless jobs for five months. No, he’s not in Itanium marketing, or even Wikipedia’s press officer. The CEO has the task of nursing one of Silicon Valley’s most storied names, Silicon Graphics Inc., out of bankruptcy. And as you might expect, he reckons the only way for yesterday’s Google is up.
McKenna was in London outlining his plans this week, and he dwelt tantalizingly, and briefly, on some of the issues we’ve highlighted recently. Particularly Rick Belluzo’s brief trail of destruction through the company. But more on that in a moment.
More

Comments Off on SGI chief outlines roadmap out of mortuary

New York Research Breakthrough on NCSA’s SGI Altix System May Hold Key to Developing New Drugs to Stop HIV

Silicon Graphics News
Looking for IRIX or Solaris expertise? Visit my UNIX Consultancy website.

In the race to
fight AIDS, researchers have long worked to view the moments at which
“starter molecules” for HIV are most vulnerable to new drugs. With help
from the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and Silicon
Graphics (OTC: SGIDE), a group of scientists from Stony Brook University in New York have done just that. The breakthrough comes as the world marks the 25th anniversary of the discovery of HIV.
Working on an SGI(R) Altix(R) system located at NCSA, the Stony Brook team recently achieved computer simulations that offer insight into the mechanics of HIV protease, a molecule that slices the pre-HIV protein chain into pieces that ultimately evolve into a mature virus. By modeling how HIV protease works across time, researchers hope to determine how best to target it with medicines that could stop the molecule from doing its job and thus prevent the HIV virus from developing altogether.
More

Comments Off on New York Research Breakthrough on NCSA’s SGI Altix System May Hold Key to Developing New Drugs to Stop HIV

SGI Announces Financing and Real Estate Agreements

Silicon Graphics News
Looking for IRIX or Solaris expertise? Visit my UNIX Consultancy website.

Silicon Graphics (OTC: SGIDE) today announced that it has reached agreement with Morgan Stanley on a $130 million financing facility. The new financing
agreement, which will be used to fund day-to-day operations during the Company’s previously announced reorganization process, will consist of a $100 million term loan and a $30 million revolving line of credit. The new financing agreement will replace the $70 million financing facility, announced on May 8, 2006, and the pre-petition credit facility with Wells Fargo Foothill, part of Wells Fargo & Company, and Ableco Finance LLC.
More

Comments Off on SGI Announces Financing and Real Estate Agreements

SGI Altix and SGI InfiniteStorage Systems Boost Performance 5-10X for Multiple CFD and Structural Analyses

Silicon Graphics News
Looking for IRIX or Solaris expertise? Visit my UNIX Consultancy website.

To support faster time to market and achieve more reliable aerospace components, Hamilton Sundstrand, a division of United Technologies Corporation, purchased high performance compute and storage technology from Silicon Graphics (OTC: SGIDE) .
Hamilton Sundstrand, which manufactures a large variety of components and systems for commercial and military aircraft as well as space and marine systems, has attained impressive speed-ups of computation-intensive structural analysis and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis since the large shared memory SGI(R) Altix(R) system and SGI InfiniteStorage scalable high-performance storage systems were installed as part of the company’s migration from Unix(R) OS-based systems to the Linux(R) OS environment.
More

Comments Off on SGI Altix and SGI InfiniteStorage Systems Boost Performance 5-10X for Multiple CFD and Structural Analyses
Newer Posts »