Featured Articles

Nvidia Shield 2 shows up in AnTuTu

Nvidia Shield 2 shows up in AnTuTu

Nvidia’s original Shield console launched last summer to mixed reviews. It went on sale in the US and so far Nvidia…

More...
AMD CSO John Byrne talks ARM

AMD CSO John Byrne talks ARM

We had a chance to talk about AMD’s upcoming products with John Byrne, Chief Sales Officer, AMD. We covered a number…

More...
AMD Chief Sales Officer thinks GPU leadership is critical

AMD Chief Sales Officer thinks GPU leadership is critical

We had a chance to talk to John Byrne who spent the last two years as Senior Vice President and Chief…

More...
OpenPlus One $299 5.5-inch Full HD phone

OpenPlus One $299 5.5-inch Full HD phone

OnePlus is one of the few small companies that might disrupt the Android phone market, dominated by giant outfits like Samsung.…

More...
KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed

KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed

KFA2 gained a lot of overclocking experience with the GTX 780 Hall of Fame (HOF), which we had a chance to…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:33

Intel buys Infiniband IP

Written by Nick Farrell



Writes a cheque for $125 million


Intel is pushing into exascale computing by writing a $125 million cheque for InfiniBand patents.

Chipzilla not only bought the InfiniBand IP but seems to have hired the people who run it  from networking processor and software maker QLogic. Qlogic makes Fibre Channel switches, routers, adapters, and ASICs. InfiniBand was a a low-latency, high-bandwidth system interconnect standard that could push  high-speed data over hort distances.

It was designed to be shoved into a data centre or connect two data centres which were geographically close.  The technology could turn a datacentre into one big supercomputer. InfiniBand is used in several enterprise products from companies such as Oracle, Biggish Blue and EMC Isilon.

Exascale computing is supposed to be the next big thing for Supercomputers.  It refers to computing capabilities beyond the currently existing petascale. If Intel manages it, exascale computing would represent a thousandfold increase.

blog comments powered by Disqus

To be able to post comments please log-in with Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments