Friday, May 27, 2022

Dell = VMware => Broadcom

Chipmaker Broadcom to buy cloud services firm VMware in $61 billion deal - CNN

Chipmaker Broadcom (AVGO) is buying cloud services provider VMware (VMW) in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $61 billion to speed up its expansion into the enterprise software business.

Software became a substantial part of Broadcom's business after it acquired CA Technologies for $18.9 billion in 2018 and Symantec's security division for $10.7 billion in 2019.


Because "Broadcom" is not really a chip maker, it is mostly a "brand name" used by technology investors... a successor of HP... 

The company that would later become Broadcom Inc. was established in 1961 as a semiconductor products division of Hewlett-Packard.[9] The division separated from Hewlett-Packard as part of Agilent Technologies in 1999

math, code: Knight's tour

Knight's tour - Wikipedia

knight's tour is a sequence of moves of a knight on a chessboard such that the knight visits every square exactly once. If the knight ends on a square that is one knight's move from the beginning square (so that it could tour the board again immediately, following the same path), the tour is closed (or re-entrant); otherwise, it is open.

The knight's tour problem is the mathematical problem of finding a knight's tour. Creating a program to find a knight's tour is a common problem given to computer science students.

chess Knight's tour - Rosetta Code