back to article Mellanox investor proposes class action to kill Nvidia's $6.9bn mega buy

A Mellanox shareholder is attempting to scupper Nvidia's efforts to buy the chipmaker for $6.9bn. Marc Henzel has filed a proposed class action lawsuit in the US District court for the Northern District of California (5:19-cv-02386), alleging Mellanox's execs broke federal law when making relevant disclosures to America's …

  1. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

    If it does scupper the purchase and the share price then drops will the other shareholders sue him?

  2. Anne-Lise Pasch

    Ah Mellanox

    Still the cheapest (on ebay) way of fiber-wiring your home. Long live the ConnectX-2 resellers.

    1. Dedobot

      Re: Ah Mellanox

      Absolutely!

      Conexx2 from 7 yrs ago works better than brand new 10gbe nics based at 82599EN.

  3. CheesyTheClown

    Future potential?

    ARM processors are beginning to integrate 100Gb/s Ethernet to support RDMA over converged Ethernet. See Huawei’s HPC solutions for reference.

    Intel has the capacity to do the same with their own chipsets used in servers and supercomputers.

    NVidia, if they choose to can do the same on their own. They clearly have a solid grasp on high speed serial communications.

    Infiniband has is useful in HPC environments because it’s mostly plug and play. But it comes at a premium cost. The HPC market is investigating alternatives to Infiniband because as with technologies like ATM/SDH/SONET, much less expensive technologies, namely Ethernet have become good enough to replace them.

    I just saw a 1000 port QDR Infiniband multiplexer sitting unused in a supercomputing center this morning. It will be replaced with 100Gb/E, not more Infiniband.

    They should sell now while they are still valuable.

    1. jelabarre59 Silver badge

      Re: Future potential?

      Infiniband has is useful in HPC environments because it’s mostly plug and play. But it comes at a premium cost. The HPC market is investigating alternatives to Infiniband because as with technologies like ATM/SDH/SONET, much less expensive technologies, namely Ethernet have become good enough to replace them.

      There's always IBM's "Federation" (high-performance switch)....

      But I jest...

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