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Cray's found a super scooper, $1.3bn's gonna buy you. HPE's the one

John Brown (no body) Silver badge

Re: SGI,...

"Suffice to say, [RedactedCo]'s love affair with HPE Nimble is over. we are looking elsewhere for our next set of storage boxes."

I'm a field engineer, and one of our contracts includes repairs to HP laptops and desktops. FFS, they make it difficult!! "Branding" an replacement HP system board is absolutely the worst job we ever have to do. It;s not just the usual Name, s/n, model, but a long and complex thing called a "feature byte". It's actually a lot of bytes, very precisely defining every last bit of hardware installed at the build stage. It means that changing or upgrading a PC after the warranty has expired almost impossible. Want to add some internal speakers to an AllInOne? Forget it. Fitting them is one thing, but getting the box to accept they are there is another matter.

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