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NVIDIA Takes PGI Under Wing

Jul 29, 2013 |

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…

Mellanox to Buy Voltaire

Nov 29, 2010 |

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.

The Beat Goes On

Jan 4, 2010 |

Verari and TotalView Technologies: HPC vendor churn continues.

EU Issues Objections to Oracle’s Sun Acquisition

Nov 10, 2009 |

European Commission once again raises database competition issue.

Sun to Cut 3,000 Jobs as Oracle Awaits Approval for Deal

Oct 21, 2009 |

Sun continues disappearing act.

Microsoft Snaps Up Interactive Supercomputing

Sep 22, 2009 |

Star-P technology to be folded into Microsoft’s HPC effort.

Sun Stockholders Approve Merger with Oracle

Jul 16, 2009 |

The $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems by Oracle has been approved by Sun stockholders.

Sun Shareholders File Suit to Block Sale to Oracle

May 8, 2009 |

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.

Oracle in HPC? Why – Why Not

Apr 27, 2009 |

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?

Once-Mighty SGI Sold to Rackable for $25 Million

Apr 1, 2009 |

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.