Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Intel buys InfiniBand for fast supercomputer networking

updated 11:20 am EST, Mon January 23, 2012

QLogic's InfiniBand purchased by Intel for $125m

Computer chipmaker Intel revealed on Monday that it has began talks with QLogic to buy some assets of its InfiniBand division. For the $125 million cash price, the deal may also involve a large number of InfiniBand employees coming over to Intel. The move is part of Intel's commitment to create an Exascale supercomputer to meet DARPA's challenge by 2018.

The exaflop per second target is equivalent to a quintillion computer operations per second, which is one hundred times faster than today's supercomputers.

InfiniBand specializes in making fabric technology used in connecting servers in high-performance computer installations.

The deal should be completed by the spring, though it requires that all conditions are met and regulatory approval goes ahead.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Apple 12-inch Retina MacBook

It is an exciting time for consumer technology, with gadgets and devices that once used to the stuff of dreams now coming to fruition. ...

JBL Synchros Reflect in-ear headphones

All headphones are not created equally, especially when it comes to use during vigorous activities or workouts. Over-the-ear headphone ...

Linksys WRT1200AC Wi-Fi Router

Once upon a time, a brand-new Linksys router showed up on our doorstep. So we gathered some network-minded friends together, and hooke ...

Advertisement

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News