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Why Nvidia Bought Mellanox: ‘Datacenters Will Be…Like High Performance Computers’

“Future datacenters of all kinds will be built like high performance computers,” said Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang during a phone briefing on Monday after Nvidia revealed scooping up the ...Full Article

Nvidia Wins Mellanox Stakes for $6.9 Billion

The long-rumored acquisition of Mellanox came to fruition this morning with GPU chip maker Nvidia’s announcement that it has purchased the high-performance network interconnect maker for $6.9 billion – ...Full Article

Mellanox Hires New CFO Amid Microsoft Acquisition Rumors

Amid pre-holiday media speculation that Mellanox could be a Microsoft acquisition target, the networking powerhouse has announced that Doug Ahrens, formerly of GlobalLogic, has been named chief financial officer ...Full Article

Telecom Carriers Prefer Juniper, Cisco

The quest for bigger network pipes need to transport big data is driving the market for Ethernet switching and other enterprise network equipment. Industry tracker IHS Markit reported this ...Full Article

NVMe Gaining Traction For Datacenter Storage

As flash based storage makes inroads in the datacenter, a growing list of IT infrastructure vendors are embracing networking technologies like Non-Volatile Memory Express, or NVMe, as a way ...Full Article

Mellanox Readies First 200 Gb/s Silicon Photonics Devices

Mellanox Technologies will announce an “important milestone” on the road to high data rate 200Gb/s InfiniBand and Ethernet networks during the Optical Fiber Conference this week in Anaheim, Calif. ...Full Article

Avago-Broadcom Deal Creates Comms Chip Leader

The inexorable shift of chip making to Asia continued this week with the announcement that Singapore-based semiconductor manufacturer Avago Technologies Ltd. will acquire U.S. mainstay Broadcom Corp. in a ...Full Article

Juniper Networks Brings Computing Network Power to Wall St.

Juniper Networks today (April 6) unveiled an application acceleration switch and packet flow accelerator module designed to bring computing performance and customizable logic into the network to accelerate critical ...Full Article

Broadcom Fights Off Ethernet Rivals With Tomahawk Chips

Chip maker Broadcom is the dominant supplier of chips for Ethernet switches with its Trident and Dune family of ASICs. But it faces increasing competition from established players like ...Full Article

XPliant Takes On Broadcom, Intel With Malleable Ethernet Switch Chips

Switch chip upstart XPliant, founded in 2011 by a bunch of techies from Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, Brocade Communications, and Marvell and in the process of being acquired by ...Full Article
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