This was a long time coming. The previous management, prior to them sinking in april 2009, nor the management teams before that … going back at least 10 years, would never have done this.
Its a shame. It should have happened long long ago.
Basically Itanium is now legacy at SGI.
I remember asking at some engineering/sales meeting what the plan B was. I remember the management blinking rapidly, but not giving an answer. That was 1999 or so.
This is a new SGI. Not the company I spent 6 years at. It appears they now have a management with a clue. This is a good thing.
They still need to par down the burn rate, and adjust many other things in order to compete with the Dell’s and HPs of the world.