While we don’t yet have details, a source sources inside SGI has confirmed for insideHPC that layoffs are expected at the company today. No word on size (see update below) and scope, or on which businesses will be affected.
Note that this follows layoffs of roughly 6,000 at Sun last month, and rumored (though unconfirmed) layoffs coming to IBM’s Deep Computing division.
We’ll keep these in our thoughts and prayers.
[UPDATE: Additional word from those in a position to know is that Bo sent out an email last night putting the size of the layoffs at between 10% and 20% of the workforce, and it looks like it might be Friday before we know which 20%. Details on the timing are still sketchy.]