HP Moonshot : Game-changing innovation
Jan13

HP Moonshot : Game-changing innovation

Yes there is Moonshot again. I wrote already about it a few times on this website, where I was saying that I see a lot of potential in this new technology. Statements like 80% less space, 77% less cost and 89% less energy are things you cannot ignore. Well, with the latest announcements in December 2013 at HP Discover in Barcelona, it is indeed settings new boundaries in the server market. Where virtualization is becoming more and...

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HP Discover Barcelona Wrap-up : Convergence everywhere!
Dec13

HP Discover Barcelona Wrap-up : Convergence everywhere!

I had the opportunity to attend the European HP Discover event of 2013, this time in Barcelona. This is an overview of the most important announcements made over there. In future blog posts I will dive deeper in each aspect. STORAGE After having announced the 3PAR 7×00 series in Frankfurt, the full-flash 7450 SSD array in June in Vegas, was the biggest announcement this week that this 7450 array was ‘enhanced’ from 550K to a...

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Countdown to HP Discover – 1 week to go. Want to join me?
Dec04

Countdown to HP Discover – 1 week to go. Want to join me?

Ola! OK, 1 week to go and the doors will open of the Fira center in Barcelona for the biggest HP event of the year in Europe. For me it will be my fifth attendance already of this event, featuring hundreds of sessions focused on the hottest topics in the industry today – Big Data, Converged Cloud, Mobility, Security, Risk Management and more. The place to be for every IT professional. I am quite sure that there will be great...

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Performance boost on HP Moonshot platform with new 8-core Intel SoC’s
Sep20

Performance boost on HP Moonshot platform with new 8-core Intel SoC’s

Together with Intel’s announcement of their new Atom C2000 Avaton 8-core processors, HP announced the release of new server cartridges M300 for their Moonshot platform. The already existing server cartridge runs on Intel’s S1200 Centerton Atom SoC, now these new Intel C2000 chips are expected offer more as 7 times the performance and 6 times the power efficiency of the Centerton SoC, making them ideal for the ultra-low power Moonshot...

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Introduction to HP Moonshot
Jun19

Introduction to HP Moonshot

Ever since Meg Whitman announced at HP Discover in Las Vegas that the HP.com website was running on Moonshot, lots of people were surprised and curious of how this is possible… Those tiny little server cartridges? Besides the typical marketing stuff like “80% less space, 89% less energy and 77% less cost”, the following numbers make it even more impressive: the whole HP.com website runs on the energy equivalent to a dozen of 60W...

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Next Phase of Project Moonshot Lifts Off
Jul03

Next Phase of Project Moonshot Lifts Off

HP continues to innovate and lead with Project Moonshot, the extreme low-energy server initiative, and has selected Intel’s new Centerton (Atom) processor for the initial Gemini (codename) production system. Because Moonshot is processor-neutral, it will have swappable processor cartridges so that other processors may be used in the future. The Gemini server system is ideal for hyperscale workloads, where using many extreme low-energy...

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