HP preps Project Moonshot launch April 8

HP preps Project Moonshot launch April 8

Summary: For HP, Project Moonshot is about more than just ARM servers. Sure, HP can get some hyper scale server volume, but the launch is really about the company's image.

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Hewlett-Packard's big bet on ARM servers, data center disruption and the company's innovation profile---also known as Project Moonshot---kicks off April 8.

HP sent out invites Tuesday for a launch.

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For HP, Project Moonshot is about more than just ARM servers. Sure, HP can get some hyper scale server volume, but the launch is really about the company's image.

On HP's recent earnings conference call, CEO Meg Whitman said:

Later in the second quarter, we will be bringing the latest innovation from HP Labs and our Enterprise group to market, the first, commercialized product from our Project Moonshot. We expect this to truly revolutionize the economics of the data center with an entirely new category of server that consumes up to 89% less energy, 94% less space and 63% less costs than our traditional x86 server environment. This is exactly the technological inflection that can fuel the exponential growth of hyper scale computing. To put in that perspective, if just 10 large web services providers switched their traditional x86 servers to Moonshot, they could save a combined $120 million in energy operating expense and nearly one million metric tons of CO2 per year. The equivalent of taking over 180,000 cars off the road for a year. That is a game changer.

Meanwhile, HP board members are jazzed about Moonshot too. If successful, HP can trigger a microserver movement in the enterprise and be seen as a leader.

Topics: Data Centers, Hewlett-Packard, Servers, ARM

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  • I find it ironic...

    ...that HP uses a 50 year old technological achievement as the name for their newest technology. Does moonshot mean anything to anyone anymore?
    HP skeptic
    • Never happened

      No one ever landed on the moon ;)
      x I'm tc
    • I thought the same thing

      HP is "shooting for the moon" while everyone else is "been there, done that. We're looking at Mars now".
      William Farrel
    • Re: 50 year old technological achievement

      Who has bettered it?
      ldo17
      • The missions to Mars, even if unmanned, are technologically superiot

        achievements.

        A mission doesn't have to be manned in order to be considered a superior accomplishment.
        adornoe
  • Project Moonshot will use Intel Atom chips

    The article is miss leading in calling these arm servers. They are servers that use SoCs. Arm will not have any till next year. This release of Moonshot will use Intel's Atom. With Intel moving to the Avoton server chip this fall that is produced at 22nm, Arm designs will not be good enough to displace Intel. Intel will be producing 14nm next year and will have aleast a 3 year performance lead.
    axarm
    • Atom, not ARM

      Moonshot is an server from HP using Intel Atom.

      Here is the press release from HP:

      http://www8.hp.com/us/en/hp-news/press-release.html?id=1260019
      reidar76