Intel has entered into a definitive agreement with supercomputing company Cray to acquire certain assets related to its high-performance computing (HPC) interconnect program. With the agreement, Intel gains access to Cray’s interconnect personnel and intellectual property.
Diane Bryant (Vice president and general manager, Datacenter and Connected System Group, Intel): Delivering continued advancement in high-performance computing, including breaking the Exascale barrier, requires tremendous innovation in interconnect technology.
The Cray interconnect team is responsible for the Gemini interconnect as well as the upcoming Aries interconnect, designed to work in Cray’s next-generation supercomputer, codenamed Cascade, which will integrate Intel Xeon processors.
The transaction is expected to close before the end of the current quarter, subject to customary closing conditions being met.
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