[Beowulf] Intel buys QLogic InfiniBand business
diep at xs4all.nl
Fri Jan 27 15:06:54 EST 2012
On Jan 27, 2012, at 8:29 PM, Håkon Bugge wrote:
> On 23. jan. 2012, at 20.55, Greg Lindahl wrote:
>> On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 11:28:26AM -0800, Greg Lindahl wrote:
>> I figured out the main why:
>>> Server-class 10Gb Ethernet Adapter and LOM revenues have recently
>>> surpassed $100 million per quarter, and are on track for about fifty
>>> percent annual growth, according to Crehan Research.
>> That's the whole market, and QLogic says they are #1 in the FCoE
>> adapter segment of this market, and #2 in the overall 10 gig adapter
>> market (see
> That can explain why QLogic is selling, but not why Intel is buying.
> 10 years ago, Intel went _out_ of the Infiniband marked, see http://
> So has the IB business evolved so incredible well compared to what
> Intel expected back in 2002? Do not think so.
> I would guess that we will see message passing/RDMA over
> Thunderbolt or similar.
Qlogic offers that QDR.
Mellanox is a generation newer there with FDR.
Both in latency as well as in bandwidth a huge difference.
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