[Beowulf] HP Enterprise to buy SGI
deadline at eadline.org
Fri Aug 12 08:13:34 PDT 2016
> On 08/12/2016 10:46 AM, Douglas Eadline wrote:
>> I remember when the old HP bought Convex. More like 1 + 1 = .2
>> in that case. And, then in recent years many of the old
>> Convex crew emerged as Convey which was then bought by
>> Micron last year.
> Maybe I am biased, but I see actual (strong) value in big data
> analytical appliance companies.
> HP hasn't had a great run on acquisitions, and if you look at the
> financials, this won't likely make a noticeable impact on revenues or
> But from a strategic point of view, it make sense to prevent
> Cisco/Lenovo/others from grabbing SGI for themselves.
> Sometimes the reasons for an acquisition have less to do with the
> details of the company, and more to do with the potential
> strategy/competitive landscape.
I'm sure you are correct. I was just lamenting the fact that
when M&A's happen some cool tech usually goes away.
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