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SGI uses big data to detect Twitter's 'heartbeat'

Company develops a way that might just show what is going on in the minds and hearts of Twitter users.

By November 14, 2012


SGI's old-school supercomputer now revved up

The Blacklight system, with 512 Xeon processors talking directly to dual 16TB memory banks, is now up and running at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center.

By October 11, 2010


Rackable takes SGI name after purchase

Now that Rackable's purchase of bankruptcy-laden Silicon Graphics Inc. has cleared the courts, Rackable is swapping its own name for the Silicon Valley veteran's.

By May 12, 2009


How Linux killed SGI (and is poised to kill Sun)

There are some scarily depressing parallels between the once-dominant SGI and Sun Microsystems. The big question is what Sun will be worth in bankruptcy.

By April 2, 2009


Boxx fills in for a failing SGI

Glaskowsky reminisces about Silicon Graphics and finds solace in the growth of Boxx Technologies as a supplier of high-performance workstations and compute servers.

By August 29, 2008


NASA, Intel, SGI launch supercomputer project

Program dubbed "Pliades" would vastly improve speed and capacity, allowing supercomputers "to push the limits of scientific discovery."

By May 7, 2008


Linux Networx gets gobbled by SGI

Linux Networx finally found a buyer. But did it find a good home in SGI?

By February 15, 2008


SGI alum returns as chief executive

Robert "Bo" Ewald, who had been SGI's chief operating officer, is now back at the company as CEO.

By April 11, 2007


SGI's Unix variant fading into history

Silicon Graphics to stop selling computers using MIPS chips and Irix operating system at end of 2006.

By September 8, 2006


SGI plugs in Windows for compute clusters

Supercomputing specialist focused on Linux agrees to support Microsoft's OS for lower-end server clusters.

By January 10, 2007