March 3, 2009

SGI Lays Off Another 9 Per Cent

Timothy Prickett Morgan

Supercomputer maker Silicon Graphics has let go 120 more employees, nine per cent of its workforce, in an effort to cut costs as its revenues decline.

SGI’s latest cuts come hot on the heels of a 15 per cent layoff announced in mid-December, when SGI slashed 15 per cent of its 1,500-strong workforce, eliminating 225 positions. The financial difficulties at SGI have raised a lot of questions about the company’s ability to support two product lines: the Altix 4700s, delivering global shared memory on Itanium chips, and the Altix ICE Xeon clusters, a blade form factor that does not have NUMAflex-enabled shared memory.

Full story at The Register

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