Moments ago, NVIDIA announced its acquisition of the Portland Group (PGI) which has provided compiler and tools for the HPC-oriented C and Fortran markets. According to the company’s Sumit Gupta, this will allow them to further build their software portfolio and to push the adoption of GPUs through OpenACC in particular. NVIDIA and PGI will…
Voltaire shareholders got an early Christmas present this week. Mellanox Technologies has entered a definite agreement to acquire Voltaire Ltd. for a cash value of $8.75 per share, equivalent to approximately $218 million. The deal would represent the first major consolidation of InfiniBand vendors.
Verari and TotalView Technologies: HPC vendor churn continues.
European Commission once again raises database competition issue.
Sun continues disappearing act.
Star-P technology to be folded into Microsoft’s HPC effort.
The $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems by Oracle has been approved by Sun stockholders.
Sun shareholders have filed three separate lawsuits in an effort to block the company’s pending sale to Oracle, according to a filing Sun made today with the SEC.
With Oracle’s acquisition of Sun, the company is acquiring, among other assets, an estimated 8.4 percent stake in the traditional HPC server market. Is this an asset that Oracle will keep/nurture as it moves to integrate Sun into its ongoing product and operations strategy?
A collective shudder rippled through Silicon Valley on Wednesday morning, as Rackable Systems announced its purchase of Silicon Graphics Inc. for just $25 million in cash.