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Cray, the supercomputer maker, has bought intellectual property assets from the collapsed UK switch maker Gnodal and is taking on "the vast majority of staff" to bulk up its European R&D team.

Bristol-based Gnodal, a small start-up with just 15 employees, was venture-backed so we infer that it failed to get a new funding round.

The company, which went into administration in October, designed high-density, super fast Ethernet switches for HPC shops, and its technology should mesh in nicely with Cray's product portfolio.

Cray's press release is here, and there is a good summary of Gnodal's history at Wikipedia. ®

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