[Beowulf] Lenovo to buy IBM xSeries, Blades, Flex, Pure Flex systems and BNT switches

Chris Samuel samuel at unimelb.edu.au
Thu Jan 23 03:49:38 PST 2014


It's finally announced, so assuming the USG doesn't block it on security (or 
other) grounds...

http://www.lenovo.com/ww/lenovo/pdf/announcement/E_099220140123a.pdf

# Subject to the terms and conditions of the Master Asset Purchase
# Agreement, the Company will acquire certain assets (the “Transferred
# Assets”) which include, among other things, the following assets at
# the Initial Closing and Subsequent Closings:
#
# (a) certain enumerated hardware products (including “System x”,
#      “BladeCenter”, “Blade”, “Flex System”, “Pure Flex” products and
#      system networking products including “Blade Network Technology”
#      and certain other related tangible properties);
# (b) certain intellectual property rights in connection with the Business;
# (c) certain transferred contracts that are related to the Business; and
# (d) inventory of the Business consisting of System x products, including
#      the “System x”, “BladeCenter”, “Blade”, “Flex System” and “Pure Flex”
#      products and certain other system networking products including
#     “Blade Network Technology”.

The company who invented the PC is finally getting out of the PC business 
entirely for US$2.3B..

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 Christopher Samuel        Senior Systems Administrator
 VLSCI - Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative
 Email: samuel at unimelb.edu.au Phone: +61 (0)3 903 55545
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