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Intel Announces InfiniBand Acquisition

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Intel Corporation today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with QLogic to acquire the product lines of and certain assets related to its InfiniBand business. A significant number of the employees associated with this business are expected to accept offers to join Intel.

This acquisition is designed to enhance Intel's networking portfolio and provide scalable high-performance computing (HPC) fabric technology as well as support the company's vision of innovating on fabric architectures to achieve ExaFLOP/s performance by 2018. An ExaFLOP/s is a quintillion computer operations per second, a hundred times more than today's fastest supercomputers.

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This is huge. Intel will practically own high-bandwidth networking IP.
 

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This is huge. Intel will practically own high-bandwidth networking IP.
Plenty of other companies creating Infiniband products. Would be interesting to see QPI Infiniband products though. Then again it's not something we'll see at home.
 
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$125 million is pocket money for Intel.
 

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Plenty of other companies creating Infiniband products. Would be interesting to see QPI Infiniband products though. Then again it's not something we'll see at home.
Not until you write that article you said you would. :(