Infiniband, for those who know it and use it, is crazy cool stuff… parallel computing wouldn’t be possible without it!Â It beats Gigabit Ethernet hands down!Â So Intel buying one of the 2 major companies in that market is huge!
On Monday, Intel shelled out $125 million to buy Infiniband from Qlogic, a little-known maker of data center networking switches and cards. It seems like an odd move. Infiniband is a networking fabric technology, similar to Ethernet, but not nearly as widely used. So why is Intel paying millions for technology that lost out in the business world? Because supercomputing systems are now turning into big business.
from Wired Top Stories