HPE strengthens in the field of supercomputing with the purchase of Cray

HPE and Cray logos

After IBM's move to buy the Red Hat company and thus position itself as a leader in cloud solutions, now comes another great move. Now HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise) has acquired Cray, the prestigious supercomputing firm or HPC that we all know. It is true that this movement has been considerably cheaper, since the purchase of IBM resulted in a disbursement of 34.000 million dollars, while this other has been of 1.300 million dollars, but both are key and strategic.

HPE, the business services division of HP, already bought other leaders in this sector, as was SGI (Silicon Graphics Inc.). On November 1, 2016, this purchase transaction was concluded, thus strengthening and keeping the market share that SGI had in the HPC area, which was not small. Now, HPE eats another of the portions that Cray had, another of the leaders and pioneers in this supercomputing.

The transaction could culminate in 2020, paying $ 35 in cash for each Cray share. HPE can show muscle against percisely IBM, the company we cited in the first paragraph. Since in addition to the many sectors and services that the blue giant offers, IBM remember that it is also another of the heavyweights in the supercomputing sector. In fact, if you look at graphs or statistics of the market share of each of these high-performance equipment manufacturers, the operation is quite successful ...

For example, if you look at the statistics of Top500 listAlthough it is not representative of the small or medium-sized servers that are sold, but it is representative of the 500 most powerful supercomputers, we can see the distribution in portions to get an idea of ​​the importance of this purchase. What will happen to Cray Linux Environment? Well, we do not know, but Linux in this sector is not in danger, so there is no need to worry. Maybe it will change its name or maybe another Linux-based operating system will be used after the merger, we don't know for sure, but it will be Linux ...


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