These product lines became the APP product lines of Cray Research when FPS was acquired by that larger company in 1991. After CRI purchased FPS, it changed the group's direction by making them Cray Business Systems. This business unit built the CS-6400, a SPARC-based symmetric multiprocessing system that could scale up to 64 processors.
After Silicon Graphics acquired Cray Research in 1996, this business unit along with the CS-6400 product line were sold to Sun Microsystems. This was a great strategic mistake by SGI, as the CS-6400 became the progenitor for the very successful Ultra Enterprise 10000 multiprocessormainframes. These systems allowed Sun to become a first tier vendor in the large server market which Silicon Graphics never achieved.
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