[Beowulf] yikes: intel buys cray's spine

Vincent Diepeveen diep at xs4all.nl
Wed May 2 20:05:35 EDT 2012


Yeah well it seems intel is moving that direction.
The big mystery question is: why those cheap buys (qlogics and  
mellanox).
Why not Nvidia as well?

You need a good chip in the end, and nvidia and AMD have probably a  
huge amount of patents in manycore/gpu domain
that would be pretty much needed as well for intel.

If you just want to espionage, take over some cheap communication  
fabrics and/or
HPC manufacturers - if you want to make a profit you also need a fast  
chip.

Now it's true the Kepler from Nvidia is 28 nm and not 22 nm, yet it's  
very impressive.
If Nvidia in say a year from now manages to produce a great Tesla  
based upon it,
they rock 'n roll and should be able to mount 2 gpu's on 1 card as  
the datapath is just 256 bits wide
and not 384 bits as their previous one.

Does anything i write here make sense?

On May 2, 2012, at 10:42 PM, Douglas Eadline wrote:

> Wow, that was fast:
>
> Cray Completes Sale of Interconnect Hardware Assets to Intel
>
> http://investors.cray.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=98390&p=irol- 
> newsArticle&ID=1690642
>
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>> http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4371639/Cray-sells- 
>> interconnect-hardware-unit-to-Intel
>>
>> that's one market where AMD no longer plays eh?
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