[Beowulf] IBM paying GlobalFoundries to take their CPU business
deadline at eadline.org
Mon Oct 20 14:11:20 PDT 2014
> Interesting times, GlobalFoundries getting IBMs CPU business...
> and IBM appears to be paying GF $1.5bn for the privilege of taking
> it off their hands.
> IBM will at least continue CPU research for 5 years.
Which means to me, $1.5bn is far less than they would spend over
the next 5-10 years running a FAB. And, I'm sure they
get a special parking spot out front for when they need
to make wafers. (i.e. there is more to the deal than the $1.5bn dowry)
> Christopher Samuel Senior Systems Administrator
> VLSCI - Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative
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