Over at The Register, Dan Olds writes that Lenovo just bought its way into HPC in big way. He’s rerun his analysis of the TOP500, and it looks like the company could be a major contender very soon.
With the purchase of IBM’s x86 division, Lenovo is also buying a spot on the Top500 list and a sizeable place in the HPC market. Using the November 2013 list, Lenovo would hold onto second place in terms of systems – 25 per cent of the total (127 boxes). This puts it ahead of everyone except HP. IBM without x86 boxes would place fourth on the system count list, behind HP, Lenovo and Cray.
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