SiCortex announced on Wednesday that they’ve acquired the PathScale compiler technology and team from QLogic. The move will certainly stabilize the MIPS side of this well-regarded compiler technology (SiCortex builds machines from MIPS processors), and the company has told customers that the X86-64 side is OK as well.
“The PathScale compiler suite is highly valued by a number of our customers in underpinning their investment in Streamline’s Linux Cluster Solutions,” says John Taylor, CTO of Streamline Computing. “We welcome the news that this technology is to be developed further in support of X86/64-based architectures, as well as being used by SiCortex for their innovative high-processor-count solution. We look forward to continued interaction with the PathScale compiler team.”
SiCortex has engineered its Linux-based supercomputer from the ground up for very lower power and high network throughput, making it of potential high value in the enterprise.
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