End of General Availability for MIPS® IRIX® Products
SGI launched the MIPS/IRIX family of products in 1988. Since then, this technology has powered servers, workstations, and visualization systems used extensively in Manufacturing, Media, Science, Government/Defense, and Energy. After nearly two decades of leading the world in innovation and versatility, the MIPS/IRIX products ended their general availability in 2008.
SGI's Long-term Commitment to our Customers
The MIPS/IRIX products continue to be a viable solution for many customers, with millions of dollars invested over the years. SGI also offers many of these products as remanufactured. These refurbished systems are available as supply allows, and supply of some configurations may be constrained. Please see the Remarketed Products section for more information.
End of support (EOS) for MIPS/IRIX products and the IRIX operating systems is currently scheduled for no sooner than December 2013. SGI has a dedicated support planning team and a comprehensive process in place to ensure continued product support. Your investment will be protected. Service capabilities for products that have reached the end of production (EOP) phase are reviewed annually and every effort is made to extend whenever possible. This process has enabled us to extend support for SGI products well beyond industry expectations.
If you have additional questions on the MIPS/IRIX end of production, please contact your regional SGI representative or send us an e-mail.