The HP Moonshot 1500 and ProLiant Moonshot servers build on processors common among smartphones and tablet computers to enable enterprises to target specific workload needs, according to an HP statement.
The Moonshoot system helps organizations lower energy consumption by 89 percent, space requirements by 80 percent and cost by 77 percent through a shared fabric, HP Integrated Lights-Out management, power supply and cooling fans in all chassis, according to the company.
“With nearly 10 billion devices connected to the internet and predictions for exponential growth, we“™ve reached a point where the space, power and cost demands of traditional technology are no longer sustainable,“ said Meg Whitman, president and CEO at HP.
HP said the servers could address current economic and infrastructure restrictions that limit the growth of data centers.
Scheduled for release in 2013, the Moonshot server runs the Intel Atom S1200 processor and supports web-hosting workloads, cloud environments, analytics and telecommunications.
HP partnered with AMD, AppliedMicro, Calxeda, Intel and Texas Instruments Inc. to create the chips for the ProLiant Moonshot servers.
The Palo Alto, Ca.- based technology firm plans to deliver future servers for big data, high-performance computing, gaming, financial services, genomics, facial recognition, video analysis and other applications.
The Moonshot 1500 comes with 45 Intel-based servers, a network switch and supporting components.
Additionally, HP launched new partnerships to speed the new class of servers, including:
HP Pathfinder Innovation Ecosystem“”with 25 silicon vendors, operating system developers and independent software vendors to develop varied workloads support
HP Moonshot Concierge Services“”includes the HP Discovery Labs and HP Technology Services support and consulting to enhance platform migration and energy efficiency