Marvell has designs on Cavium

Chipmaker Marvell has announced its intention to acquire smaller rival Cavium for $6bn. (Marvell and Cavium to Combine Creating an Infrastructure Solutions Powerhouse.) This deal is dwarfed by the recent Broadcom announcement regarding Qualcomm but is for the same reasons. Unlike the Broadcom/Qualcomm deal, this is agreed upon by both sides. The deal offers $40…

Google has a new SneakerNet

The SneakerNet was a way to move data around companies before high bandwidth network links. Data would be copied to a floppy disk, and then physically walked in your sneakers to reach its final destination. Google announced yesterday the SneakerNet for the Cloud Era. This again brings to mind the quote “Never underestimate the bandwidth…