SGI's 'Personal Supercomputer' Handles 80 Cores, 1TB of RAM

SGI's Octane III is a "personal supercomputer," which isn't to say it's designed for you to play video games and check your email on. It's just a supercomputer that garage physicists might be able to save up for. » 9/22/09 11:20am 9/22/09 11:20am

SGI Molecule Packs 10,000 Atom Cores, One Ton of Awesomeness

It may be just a concept for now, but the new SGI Molecule blows our minds with its potential power: Imagine 5,000 Atom N330 chips in just one 3U rack computer, the size of your average PC desktop. That's 10,000 cores in one single computer, or 40 more times the processing power of your typical 1U x86 cluster node. Is… » 11/17/08 7:34pm 11/17/08 7:34pm

Silicon Graphics Refrigerator

Sure, the company may be going belly-up, but that doesn't mean you can't still pop a cold one. This case mod melds the best of two worlds—antiquated high-end computing and mini-fridges. » 5/10/06 12:37pm 5/10/06 12:37pm

Bye-Bye SGI: Former Workstation Giant Bankrupt

Back in the day, some of us older codgers here at Gizmodo used to drop our jaws at whatever SGI would do. But now, Silicon Graphics Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and things aren't looking good for the once-dominant giant of the techno-mofo workstation industry. SGI will restructure in an attempt to keep… » 5/08/06 1:53pm 5/08/06 1:53pm