Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st Apr 2010 14:04 UTC
Google And thus, the fun continues. A few years ago, Apple bought PowerPC processor company PA Semi, whose technology, some claim, ended up in Apple's A4 processor. Some PA Semi people, however, left Apple shortly after the acquisition, opting to found a new start-up company instead. This company, Agnilux, has now been bought by Google.
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How many Companies Google Acquire /day ?
by boulabiar on Wed 21st Apr 2010 14:42 UTC
boulabiar
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2009-04-18

it seems Google has too much money to spend acquiring companies.

He also negotiate ITA Software acquisition
http://goo.gl/zns4

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Apple google war?
by nabil2199 on Wed 21st Apr 2010 14:48 UTC
nabil2199
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2010-03-31

*gets pop corn*

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The American Dream
by Leroy on Wed 21st Apr 2010 15:44 UTC
Leroy
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2006-07-06

start a company just to sell it. Reminds me of a "The Simpsons" episode where Homer starts an internet company. Bill Gates comes by and buys it even though he says he doesn't know what the company does.

Anyone want to buy my one-man shop?

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RE: The American Dream
by REM2000 on Wed 21st Apr 2010 15:55 UTC in reply to "The American Dream"
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2006-07-25

although when Bill Gates states he's going to "buy him out" in means his muscle comes in to smash the company up. Simpson's Bill Gates "I didn't get rich by writing a lot of cheques" ;)

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Appliance
by Tuishimi on Wed 21st Apr 2010 16:51 UTC
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2005-07-06

High speed internet router/cloud/storage appliance.

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server power/performance density
by syadnom on Wed 21st Apr 2010 17:49 UTC
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2010-03-03

I suspect that google is looking at a new platform to run the apps on.

Considering that many people have finally wised up on the atom (its performance per watt is only OK) I think that google may be looking at making some extremely dense power/performance/space servers.

An example would be that ARM systems arent very fast even at 2 Ghz BUT you can make one with 2GB RAM fit in a 4"x4" space fairly easily and draw 4W which is 20 devices in a standard rack/cabinet or just 80 watts and 40Ghz of ARM CPU in 1U.

Given that Google doesnt like to spend 10,000 on each server I doubt quad 8 core intel cpus are on the table. sure, you can get 48Ghz of intel cpu in 1U (rather 96GHz in a 2U with 4x 8 core), the power requirements for a system like this are in the KW.

who knows, we may see a multi core, multi cpu embeded platform from google or even a google manufactured smartphone or even routers.

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RE: server power/performance density
by cb88 on Wed 21st Apr 2010 22:18 UTC in reply to "server power/performance density"
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2009-04-23

Ghz do not multiply. Sparc and Arm probably have the best proformace per watt for a server workload while sparc would have better throughput. PPC is more number crunching targeted usually.

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