Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Build Super Computer, Intel's acquisition of expert Vendor Network

Intel chip maker announced that the company has purchased one of the assets owned by Qlogic, namely Infiniband business units.

Previously, this business unit Qlogic InfiniBand already has products such as adapters, switches, software, and other products for building networks with high bandwidth technologies on the server.

Qlogic current asset acquisition will expand potfolio Intel network and provide technology to improve internal bandwidth in the system.

This acquisition will also increase processor performance, as well as server performance scale developed by Intel.

Previous Intel has released a new processor and equipment needed to increase the speed of supercomputers. Intel hopes, the supercomputer that will be published in the year 2018 will have a speed 100 times faster than today's fastest supercomputers, exaflop.

"The technology and expertise from Qlogic build assets to build a scalable system fabric, it is required Intel to execute this vision," said Kirk Skaugen, general manager of Intel's Data Center and Connected Systems Group.

Intel previously had built a network to expand their portfolio of data center. Intel in July 2011 signed an agreement to acquire the company network chip, Fulcrum, which produces 10 Gigabit Ethernet and 40 Gigabit Ethernet switch products.

In a separate statement, Qlogic also stated that the acquisition of assets with Intel has a value of transactions amounted to 125 million U.S. dollars.

Sales of business assets for Qlogic InfiniBand will help these companies to focus on converged networks, ethernet, and product storage area networking (SAN).

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