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September 22, 2009

How Intel’s Supercomputer Almost Used HP Chips

Stephen Shankland

More than a decade ago, Intel ran into an issue trying to deliver what was to be the world’s top-ranked supercomputer: it looked possible that its new Pentium Pro processors at the heart of the system might not arrive in time. As a result, the chipmaker made an unusual move by paying Hewlett-Packard $100,000 to evaluate building the system using its PA-RISC processors.

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