HPE to buy supercomputer maker Cray in $1.30 billion deal

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  1. ryan_975

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  2. Nobu

    Nobu 2[H]4U

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    What?

    ... time to sell, or buy buy buy?
     
  3. Elf_Boy

    Elf_Boy 2[H]4U

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    Somehow I thought Crey would value higher.
     
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    JargonGR Limp Gawd

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    In the end----only a handful of companies will control everything.
     
  5. modi123

    modi123 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Ugh.. guess I won't be seeing a successor to Cray CX1-iWS (via Dell) anytime soon. There goes my desktop super computing dreams.
     
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  6. HAF72

    HAF72 1337 :)

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    So HPE bought SGI and now Cray? Are they CrayZ? Monopoly time?
     
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    Jagger100 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Distributed computing = Super Computer death.
     
  8. ryan_975

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    Not if you're doing distributed super computing.
     
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    modi123 [H]ardness Supreme

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    You and I both know that distributed super-asymmetrical super computing is really where the real money is at.
     
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    What if you are doing distributed super-asymmetrical deep learning ULTRA computing. Super computing is such a 60's buzzword..
     
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    And I thought lower...
     
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    Right, building supercomputers is a cutthroat business, and Cray has kept alive by cutting things down to he bare essentials: they just supply the interconnect.

    The best interconnect on the planet is worthless unless someone wants to build a huge supercomputer, and there are multiple competitors out there for such high-performance system. That is why Cray has lost money the last two years.

    I see this as a good deal for both companies - Cray can get the backing of a much bigger company to help absorb the turbulence, and HPE can finally have people start taking their high-end products seriously, after their tech investment was gutted by several previous CEOs.
     
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    Just in time for the 2020s, the megacorporations, and the dark cyberpunk future. :borg:
     
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    Great, i'll be hearing about this in the next roadmap meeting.
     
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    Unreal. The computing godcompany of my teenage years, whose very name stoked total awe among all my nerdish, Tron-loving peers as nigh untouchable -- is now worth less than the average flappy bird app of the week?
     
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    Because they didn't stay pre-revenue