[Beowulf] Intel buys QLogic InfiniBand business

Christopher Samuel samuel at unimelb.edu.au
Mon Jan 23 18:00:02 EST 2012


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On 24/01/12 08:19, Mark Hahn wrote:

> wonder what Intel's thinking - could do some very interesting stuff,
> but it would take a bit of charisma.  QPI-over-IB anyone?

I remember way back hearing the IB was going to be the technology to
replace all those various buses (PCI, etc) on a motherboard [1], then it
all went quiet and then it re-emerged as an interconnect.  So perhaps
Intel (who were part of one of the two groups that merged to create IB)
have thoughts again on this?

cheers,
Chris

[1] interestingly a similar comment appears on the IB Wikipedia page
under history, but sadly without references..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/InfiniBand#History

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