Intel has agreed to buy a high-performance computing software group from German company Pallas, the chipmaker's latest effort to use software to let customers squeeze more performance out of its processors.
The acquisition agreement was signed in August, a source familiar with the deal said. Intel spokesman Scott McLaughlin confirmed the move Tuesday and said the deal is expected to close in September. McLaughlin declined to disclose financial terms of the deal.
Pallas has several products for monitoring and improving the performance of clusters, or large numbers of lower-end systems linked to form what amounts to a single supercomputer. Pallas has consultants that help other companies modify their software to run on clusters.