[Beowulf] IBM paying GlobalFoundries to take their CPU business

Christopher Samuel samuel at unimelb.edu.au
Mon Oct 20 15:30:30 PDT 2014

On 21/10/14 08:11, Douglas Eadline wrote:

> Which means to me, $1.5bn is far less than they would spend over
> the next 5-10 years running a FAB. And, I'm sure they
> get a special parking spot out front for when they need
> to make wafers. (i.e. there is more to the deal than the $1.5bn dowry)

My cynical mind says it's the price of making sure that GF keep on
making Power for the 10 years that IBM has said they'll keep buying it.

But I've not yet finished my first coffee of the day here. :-)

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