Friday, April 3, 2009

Farewell SGI

The glorious SGI, after being close to bankruptcy and going for chapter 11, has been bought by Rackable for mere $25 millions plus the assurance to pay its debts. I learned 3D computer graphics and OpenGL programming in the late 90s on SGI's Indigo and Octane workstations, beautiful pieces of hardware and software but already feeling the price pressure coming from much cheaper Windows workstations. It is a piece of the Silicon Valley computing history which was hit by the post New Economy bubble crisis and has never really recovered from that point.
Farewell, SGI.