[Beowulf] yikes: intel buys cray's spine

Christopher Samuel samuel at unimelb.edu.au
Wed May 2 18:50:21 PDT 2012


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On 27/04/12 11:48, Douglas Eadline wrote:

> 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.

An interesting point, the whole AMD/SeaMicro thing had passed me by I
must admit, and so it will be interesting to see how both deals do pan
out for the purchasers,  especially how Intel balance/partition up
their IB and Cray interconnect investments.

cheers!
Chris
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