[Beowulf] yikes: intel buys cray's spine

Douglas Eadline deadline at eadline.org
Thu Apr 26 18:48:35 PDT 2012


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> On 25/04/12 16:52, Greg Lindahl wrote:
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>> And a Cray guy said, this time:
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>>>> "If interconnects are being incorporated into processors, we
>>>> want to look at other areas where we can differentiate,"
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>> Very interesting.
>
> Yeah, I'd guess that AMD would be a little worried, perhaps they
> should look at buying Gnodal, where some of the Quadrics people ended
> up, to get in on that act.. :-)

Some of things I read suggested this is about server fabrics.
AMD's purchase of SeaMicro out from under Intel's arm may have had
something to do with it. Intel needed a fabric for dense server
boxes. I would think there may be a "back license" in there for Cray
somewhere. Not sure this is an HPC play.

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Doug

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