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No view on if these servers can be used for compute intensive applciations of HPC. Also data on how many TF it can cranck up will be useful
No data on if it can be used for compute intensive applications of HPC. Data like how many TF each rack can generate will also be useful.
Head HPC Bussiness
IBM Bluegene has not been a commercial success. Primarily due to the fact that they are peiced higher. Also the number of applciations that have been made availble on Blue gene is very very low. Except for some niche and IBM committed clients, there are hardly any takers for that. HP Moonshot is also likelyt o face a similar fate. While it sounds good on the space utlization front, many of the X86 ported applications may not perfoorm well on the Atom of ARM processors. HP shoudl explore the design option for putting multiple pure X86 processor blade cards in a chasis.
While in terms of the overall bussines volumes, it may not make a difference to IBM, it will have an long term impact. There is an increasing trend towards open systems, particularly in the Non-US markets. Non US markets are going to be global drive engines in the HPC segment. Not having X-86 portfolio will sure hurt IBM. Also retaining a part of HPC bussiness may not work in the long term as IBM's clout over Intel to extract best prices on X-86 configured systems wlll drastically fall and hence they will turn out to be loosers in the competetive sapce. IBM has to pick one boat to sail
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