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March 3, 2009

SGI Lays Off Another 9 Per Cent

Timothy Prickett Morgan

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