In what could be one of the biggest acquisitions of a US company by a Chinese firm, China’s state owned Tsinghua Unigroup has made an bid to acquire US semiconductor manufacturer Micron Technology for $23 billion.
In this video, attendees discuss highlights from Day 2 of the ISC 2015 conference, including the conference’s industry track, exhibit floor, and vendor parties. The program begins with short interview with IDC’s Earl Joseph, who presented an HPC market update at the conference.
The annual IDC Breakfast Briefing is returning to the ISC 2015 conference next month. The meeting takes place at 8:30am on July 14 in the Panorama 3 room at the Frankfurt Messe.
Today Cray announced the establishment of its European, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) headquarters at the Company’s new office in Bristol, United Kingdom. The office will serve as a regional base for Cray EMEA sales, service, training and operations, and as an important development site for worldwide R&D initiatives.
Intel has been banned by the US Government from selling any more Xeon processors for use in the world’s fastest supercomputer, the Tiahane-2 ‘Milky Way’ machine at the Guangzhou Supercomputer Centre in China.
According to the latest edition of the local Top50 list of the most powerful supercomputers in Russia and CIS region, RSC has increased its share by 80%.
In this episode, the Radio Free HPC team looks at some interesting industry developments from the past week. Samsung is reportedly looking at buying AMD, Intel may acquire Altera, and Micron has snapped up Convey Computer.
The Convey Computer site reports that the company has been acquired by Micron. This is not an April Fools, guys. There just may be a hybrid-core server with an Automata processor available soon from a vendor near you.
“The drive toward exascale computing, a renewed emphasis on data-centric processing, energy efficiency concerns, and the limitations of memory and I/O performance are all working to reshape High Performance Computing platforms. Many-core accelerators, flash storage, 3D memory, integrated networking, and optical interconnects are just some of the technologies propelling these future architectures. In concert with those developments, the HPC vendor landscape has been churning in response to broader market forces, and these events are going to drive some interesting changes in the coming year.”
Intersect360 Research has published their Top Six Predictions for HPC in 2015.