So going to SGI’s website now redirects you to Rackable, which is now badged as SGI. Then if you click on the Silicon Graphics brand you’ll end up back on a page on the original SGI website! Confused ? You will be.. 🙂
SGI!? Don’t you mean Rackable Systems!? No, I mean SGI. As you recall, Rackable successfully completed a bid process to acquire the assets of Silicon Graphics/SGI. The new organization has been named, you guessed it, “SGI.”
They themselves explain it like this:
First, our corporate name will be Silicon Graphics International, but from a marketing and branding perspective, we will be referred to as SGI®. The Rackable name will become the brand for the SGI x86 cluster compute products. Rackable will join our other industry-recognized brands – such as ICE Cube, Altix, InfiniteStorage, CloudRack, MicroSlice, Origin, and VUE – to comprise the new SGI.
My brain hurts.. It also looks like they’re going to continue trying to sell the Itanic based Altix systems, which surprises me.