[Beowulf] yikes: intel buys cray's spine

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Tue Apr 24 23:52:20 PDT 2012


> http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4371639/Cray-sells-interconnect-hardware-unit-to-Intel

This is a real surprise. Intel said then that the IB stuff they bought
from QLogic/PathScale was intended for exoscale computing. For this
buy Intel says:

> "This deal does not affect our current Infiniband product plans and at
> this moment we don't disclose future product plans related to acquired
> assets," he added.

And a Cray guy said, this time:

> "If interconnects are being incorporated into processors, we want to
> look at other areas where we can differentiate,"

Very interesting.

-- greg




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