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In 1995, SGI purchased Alias Research and Wavefront Technologies and merged the companies into Alias|Wavefront, now known as Alias Systems Corporation. Later, in June 2004, SGI sold Alias to the private equity investment firm Accel-KKR for $57.1 million. On October 4, 2005, Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) announced that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Alias for $182 million in cash.
 
In 1995, SGI purchased Alias Research and Wavefront Technologies and merged the companies into Alias|Wavefront, now known as Alias Systems Corporation. Later, in June 2004, SGI sold Alias to the private equity investment firm Accel-KKR for $57.1 million. On October 4, 2005, Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) announced that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Alias for $182 million in cash.
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In February 1996, SGI purchased the well-known supercomputer manufacturer Cray Research for $740 million[http://www.forbes.com/2000/03/03/mu4.html], and began to use marketing names such as "CrayLink" for (SGI-developed) technology integrated into the SGI server line. Three months later, it sold the SPARC/Solaris part of the Cray business to Sun Microsystems for an undisclosed amount (widely assumed to be $50 million).  SGI sold most of the remaining Cray business and the Cray brand to Tera Computer Company on March 31, 2000 for $35 million plus one million shares[http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/stories/2002/11/18/focus2.html]. SGI also distributed its remaining interest in [[MIPS Technologies]] through a spin-off effective June 20, 2000.
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In February 1996, SGI purchased the well-known supercomputer manufacturer [[Cray Research]] for $740 million[http://www.forbes.com/2000/03/03/mu4.html], and began to use marketing names such as "CrayLink" for (SGI-developed) technology integrated into the SGI server line. Three months later, it sold the SPARC/Solaris part of the Cray business to [[Sun Microsystems]] for an undisclosed amount (widely assumed to be $50 million).  SGI sold most of the remaining Cray business and the Cray brand to Tera Computer Company on March 31, 2000 for $35 million plus one million shares[http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/stories/2002/11/18/focus2.html]. SGI also distributed its remaining interest in [[MIPS Technologies]] through a spin-off effective June 20, 2000.
    
In September 2000, SGI acquired the Zx10 series of Windows workstations and servers from Intergraph Computer Systems. These models were rebadged as SGI systems, but discontinued in June 2001.
 
In September 2000, SGI acquired the Zx10 series of Windows workstations and servers from Intergraph Computer Systems. These models were rebadged as SGI systems, but discontinued in June 2001.
    
===Late 1990s and recent developments===
 
===Late 1990s and recent developments===
Another attempt by SGI in the late 1990s to introduce its own family of Intel-based workstations running Windows NT (see also [[SGI Visual Workstation]]) proved to be a financial disaster, and shook customer confidence in SGI's commitment to its own MIPS-based line.
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Another attempt by SGI in the late 1990s to introduce its own family of Intel-based workstations running Windows NT (see also [[SGI Visual Workstation]]) proved to be a financial disaster, and shook customer confidence in SGI's commitment to its own [[MIPS]]-based line.
    
SGI has also been a big booster of Free Software, supporting several projects (such as Linux and Samba) and providing some previously proprietary code (such as [[XFS]]) to the free software world.
 
SGI has also been a big booster of Free Software, supporting several projects (such as Linux and Samba) and providing some previously proprietary code (such as [[XFS]]) to the free software world.

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