Wednesday, February 01, 2006

SGI CEO fired for buying INTEL

Silicon Graphics (SGI) used to be a big name in IT, it was the leader in computer graphics, movies such as Jurassic Park was made with SGI technology. I used to write 3D animations on IRIX workstations using GL. At some point later, SGI made the total switch to INTEL's Itanium. Betting the farm on something INTEL pumped billions into couldn't go wrong, right?

Nope. With Itanium struggling and falling far behind Opteron, SGI's business went down in a quick spiral. It was delisted from NYSE and traded on pink sheets.

With product revenue dropping 50% year over year, SGI finally fired its CEO for 6 years of failure. The blame was on INTEL not delivering a better Itanium chip, but who made the decision to buy INTEL took the hit.

I have a proposal to save SGI and I am giving it away for free.

OpenSolaris 10 on Opteron is the way to go.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sharikou, what is you proposal to save SGI? The end of their road is near.

12:04 PM, April 22, 2006  

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