[Beowulf] HP Enterprise to buy SGI

Fabricio Cannini fcannini at gmail.com
Fri Aug 12 10:03:50 PDT 2016

Em 12-08-2016 11:57, Joe Landman escreveu:
> 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
> profits.
> 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 second Joe on this, and remember that SGI and HPE made an OEM 
agreement back in february:

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