Intel and Cray Team Up for Supercomputer Development

Shane McGlaun reports:

''Intel has been systematically taking back any market share losses it faced at the hands of AMD over the last few years. One of the places that AMD still enjoyed exclusivity was in the high-performance computing (HPC) environment with Cray.

Cray is a name synonymous with supercomputers and traditionally Cray uses AMD processors. DailyTech reported on a Cray supercomputer in 2006 that could use up to 30,000 AMD Opteron processors.

Cray and Intel announced this week that they have signed a new agreement to collaborate on the development of future supercomputing technologies. The multi-year agreement will allow the two companies to jointly explore advanced interconnects -- like Intel's QuickPath that aims to replace the front side bus -- and multi-core processors.''

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