[Beowulf] Intel buys QLogic InfiniBand business

Douglas Eadline deadline at eadline.org
Mon Jan 23 20:15:30 EST 2012


>> http://www.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/2012-01-23/intel_to_buy_qlogic_s_infiniband_business.html
>
> wonder what Intel's thinking - could do some very interesting stuff,
> but it would take a bit of charisma.  QPI-over-IB anyone?

There were some exascale goals mentioned. I wonder if there is
some plans for a MIC based exascale beast

--
Doug

>
> I'm not crazy about Intel being a vertically-integrated HPC supplier
> (chips, systems, interconnect, mpi, compilers - I guess they still
> don't have their own scheduler or sexy cloud branding ;)
>
> the world is a better place when each level has internal competition
> based on useful, open (free), multi-implementation standards.
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