Trendspotting in the PeakStream acquisition

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Tabor Research’s Addison Snell and Chris Willard have an article on the TR site about what the Google/PeakStream acquisition might reveal about the HPC industry.

It’s an increasingly common pattern in HPC. A small company bursts onto the scene with an innovative technology that improves productivity for a category of applications. Seeking to lock out competitors by tying up the boost in price/performance for itself, an HPC behemoth wades in and snaps it up in one bite. The democratization of technology has fueled this trend, and Tabor Research expects it to continue to accelerate. Recently it became PeakStream’s turn.

Full article here (free registration required).