Cray buys into AMD supercomputing
Posted on: 02/27/2004 02:35 PM

ZDNet is running an article which discusses Cray's acquisition of OctigaBay, a manufacturer of "special-purpose computers" based on AMD's Opteron.
OctigaBay, based in Vancouver, is working on an Opteron-based machine that links groups of processors directly to each other. While the supercomputing market is being remade by clusters of low-cost machines, those typically use systems with chips that communicate through more indirect channels.

Cray is betting hard on Opteron: The Red Storm and OctigaBay products will increase its potential customer base and allow it to tap into a market four times larger than at present, the company said.
Vancouver? Go Canada! Take a look.

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