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Intel Acquires High-Performance Computing Interconnect Technology and Expertise

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Intel Corporation today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with Cray Inc. to acquire certain assets related to its high-performance computing (HPC) interconnect program. With the agreement, Intel gains access to Cray's world-class interconnect personnel and intellectual property.

The Cray interconnect team is responsible for the award-winning Gemini interconnect as well as the upcoming Aries interconnect, designed to work in Cray's next-generation supercomputer, codenamed "Cascade," which will integrate Intel Xeon processors. The transaction is expected to close before the end of the current quarter, subject to customary closing conditions being met.

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Wonder if this has something to do with a Fujitsu holding the TOP500 spot with a commanding lead over Intel's second place. Might have to do with those "Intel® Many Core Architecture" processors Intel has been playing with too.
 

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Wonder if this has something to do with a Fujitsu holding the TOP500 spot with a commanding lead over Intel's second place. Might have to do with those "Intel® Many Core Architecture" processors Intel has been playing with too.
Mmmmmm, threading. Makes you almost wish you had a SPARC64 system. :p
 
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IIRC, Intel also bought out Infiniband (or patents related to it), so this looks like Intel is really serious about implementing extremely high bandwidth, low latency networking into its products - right down to the internal communication paths of the CPU itself.
 
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.........they trying to create skynet for real or something?
 

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If this had happened 20 years ago maybe the dinosaurs would not have espaced.. :(

(they would anyway because that wasn't the issue but it's fun to imagine things)
 
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IIRC, Intel also bought out Infiniband (or patents related to it), so this looks like Intel is really serious about implementing extremely high bandwidth, low latency networking into its products - right down to the internal communication paths of the CPU itself.
Whatever it takes to run crysis 3 from the cpu alone.
 
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I guess since cray doesn't want to use their CPUs, then they'll just pay to use the same tech haha