[Beowulf] NVIDIA buying PGI

Douglas Eadline deadline at eadline.org
Wed Jul 31 13:20:56 PDT 2013

> Douglas Eadline wrote:
>> It makes sense, PGI accelerator is nice and keeping
>> it out of the hands of competitors makes strategic
>> sense I suppose, I would not be expecting any further support
>> for AMD APU from PGI.
> Am I the only one who hates it when companies make such blatantly
> anti-competitive moves
> (and the antitrust people look the other way)?  This may (may) be good
> for Nvidia, but I don't see
> it as being at all good for the customers.

Yea, well then there is that.


> At least Nvidia isn't being sneaky about it.  Unlike when Intel's
> compilers were needlessly generating
> inferior code for AMD targets, or when Microsoft made early Windows
> throw an error when it ran on DR-DOS
> instead of MS-DOS.
> Regards,
> David Mathog
> mathog at caltech.edu
> Manager, Sequence Analysis Facility, Biology Division, Caltech
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