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  • Merlot_1 Merlot_1 Apr 25, 2012 8:36 AM Flag

    Good move for INtel HPC

    Intel's acquisition of Cray's technology is a recognition that the bleeding-edge technology that goes into supercomputers's CPU's, storage and interconnect systems not only make world-class computers to solve the grand challenges of scienece, but those technolgoies ultimately find their way into mainstream computers used by commercial data centers and mainstream computing, although it often takes a decade or more for it to happen. Parallel computing, multi-core CPU's, RAID, multichip modules and operating system software have their roots in the supercomputer industry.

    While Intel can benefit in making parts for today's supercomputers used in government laboratories, the biggest commercial benefit of the acquisition is Intel's ability to accelerate the transfer of technology from the bleeding edge of the exotic to mainstream datacenters.

    This is a role well suited for Intel.

 
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