[Beowulf] Nvidia and IBM create GPU interconnect for faster supercomputing

Jörg Saßmannshausen j.sassmannshausen at ucl.ac.uk
Tue Apr 1 08:50:47 PDT 2014

Hi Prentice,

my wrong, I don't think in these ways. I was simply thinking about a wider 
market to the advantage of the users. I forget that companies see things 
differently. ;-)

All the best from a warm London


On Tuesday 01 Apr 2014 16:38:54 Prentice Bisbal wrote:
> On 03/30/2014 06:53 PM, Christopher Samuel wrote:
> > Hash: SHA1
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> > On 28/03/14 03:09, Jörg Saßmannshausen wrote:
> >> However, the main question is: will that work with other chipsets
> >> (Intel, AMD) as well or will that only work with the IBM chips?
> > 
> > I guess given the IBM Lenovo deal IBM likely have no interest on their
> > part, so I suppose it'll come down to whether Intel and/or AMD feel
> > its worth their time investing in it.
> > 
> > Given that AMD and nVidia are both ARM licensees perhaps they may
> > choose to go down that path to keep Intel out in the cold?
> Why would IBM/NVIDIA want this to work with Intel/AMD chips? As a
> business strategy, I think they want to compete with Intel/AMD in the
> HPC market. Keeping this technology limited to IBM/NVIDIA collaborations
> can give them a competitive advantage with Intel. Look at the advantage
> IBM's networking gave the Blue Gene systems.
> Besides, Intel has been buying up interconnect companies, so they're
> probably working on their own competitor to this. Why would they want to
> compete with their own products?
> --
> Prentice
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Jörg Saßmannshausen
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