[Beowulf] Intel buys QLogic InfiniBand business
landman at scalableinformatics.com
Fri Jan 27 16:47:21 EST 2012
On 01/27/2012 04:42 PM, Vincent Diepeveen wrote:
> On Jan 27, 2012, at 9:19 PM, Joe Landman wrote:
>> On 01/27/2012 03:06 PM, Vincent Diepeveen wrote:
[... merciful trimming ...]
>>>> I would guess that we will see message passing/RDMA over
>>>> Thunderbolt or similar.
>> Intel buying makes quite a bit of sense IMO. They are in 10GbE
>> and NICs, and being in IB silicon and HCAs gives them not only a hedge
>> (10GbE while growing rapidly, is not the only high performance network
>> market, and Intel is very good at getting economies of scale going
>> its silicon ... well ... most of its silicon ... ignoring Itanium here
>> ...). Its quite likely that Intel would need IB for its PetaScale
> Why buy previous generation IB in such case?
IP. Its all about IP. Its always about IP. If ever you think its not
about IP, you should remember "Landman's N+1<sup>th</sup> rule of M&A:
It's the IP man ... just da IP!"
> It's about the ethernet of course...
... no its not. Intel has its own ethernet. Its had it for a LONG
time, and it did not buy Qlogic ethernet ... Its not about the ethernet.
Say it with me ... ITS NOT ABOUT THE ETHERNET ... There, don't you
feel better now? I do ...
> They produce tens of millions of cpu's each quarter and also
> announced a SoC (socket on chip)
SoC is "System On a Chip". Socket on a chip is ... er ... cart before
Joseph Landman, Ph.D
Founder and CEO
Scalable Informatics Inc.
email: landman at scalableinformatics.com
web : http://scalableinformatics.com
phone: +1 734 786 8423 x121
fax : +1 866 888 3112
cell : +1 734 612 4615
Beowulf mailing list, Beowulf at beowulf.org sponsored by Penguin Computing
To change your subscription (digest mode or unsubscribe) visit http://www.beowulf.org/mailman/listinfo/beowulf
This message has been scanned for viruses and
dangerous content by MailScanner, and is
believed to be clean.
More information about the Beowulf