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The Powerful Partners Behind HP Moonshot 1500 : Intel, ARM + More

Hewlett-Packard has finally unveiled the latest from Project Moonshot yesterday, a new class of hyperscale servers that feature low-power consumption and are more cost-effective than conventional data servers. Reinventing the wheel . The HP Moonshot 1500 Chassis houses 45 Atom Server Cartridges, network switch, management components, dual power supplies and cooling fans.  The servers could use chipsets from Intel, ARM, AMD, and Texas Instruments.  The first server cartridges used in Moonshot 1500 are based on the Intel S1260 Atom chipset, which has a 64bit processor with 2 2GHz cores, 4 threads cost only $65, and has a lower power requirement of 8.5 Watts compared... more »
HP Moonshot Leaves an Elephant in the Room

HP Moonshot Leaves an Elephant in the Room

In many ways the HP Moonshot announcement April 8 was an amazing event. HP executive David Donatelli rightly called it “the day the industry changed”. But in some ways it, and in particular Cube interview of Suresh Gopalakrishnan, corporate VP and GM of the Server Business at AMD, was as notable for the elephant left unremarked in the room as for anything that was said. For some months now Wikibon.org CTO and industry guru David Floyer, has made no secret of what he sees for the future of Intel versus AMD. In his latest analysis of this future, “Intel's Nightmare Worsens....”, he... more »
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HP Leads the Hardware Industry into the Hyperscale, Commodity Hardware, Software-Defined System Future

HP has always been an innovator. In the 1970s its founders, literally working in a garage, brought out the first minicomputer, designed as the first local system that could be used in a lab or small office in an era when computers still filled large rooms. In the early 1980s it pioneered desktop printing, still a major market for the company, to go with the first desktop computers. In the mid-1980s it developed one of the first Unix versions designed for production environments. Then it turned on a dime in 1989 and brought out the first x86 server. Industry analysts... more »
Rackspace Courts App Developers with Mobile Cloud Stacks

Rackspace Courts App Developers with Mobile Cloud Stacks

Rackspace is making a move to mine a rich vein of developer services, teaming up with mobile-focused enterprises in a new scheme that sees it offer free “mobile cloud stacks” service for developers. Essentially, the scheme involves a package of open-source technologies commonly used with mobile applications, run on top of one of Rackspace’s OpenStack cloud-servers. The mobile cloud stacks consist of a standard LAMP stack, with Linux, MySQL, PHP and Apache, alongside MemcacheD, the Varnish PHP accelerator and several undisclosed technologies that facilitate mobile applications. Once deployed, these mobile cloud stacks will serve as the foundation for mobile applications built... more »
WhatsApp Not for Sale : Virgin Pays $100 to Dump T-Mobile : Vine #1in App Store

WhatsApp Not for Sale : Virgin Pays $100 to Dump T-Mobile : Vine #1in App Store

In today’s mobile and social news roundup: WhatsApp not selling to Google; Virgin Mobile wants to “retrain your brain”; Fairsearch Europe launches formal complaint against Google Android; Apple kicks out another app; and Vine hits #1 on the App Store. WhatsApp not selling to Google Reports yesterday stated that Google is eyeing WhatsApp, the cross-platform messaging app, for an acquisition.  Sources stated that WhatsApp is demanding $1 billion, but that price sounds way too high from what is actually being offered by the search giant.  The news came from Digital Trends. Neeraj Arora, WhatsApp’s business development head, cleared the rumors during an interview... more »
Facebook Home : A Brilliant Software Strategy Paving the Way for Twitter + LinkedIn?

Facebook Home : A Brilliant Software Strategy Paving the Way for Twitter + LinkedIn?

Last week Facebook unveiled Home, a social interface "launcher" for Android that turns your phone into a full-blown social media hub, complete with a notifications, instant messaging and a real-time activity feed.  The company also announced a partnership with HTC to release a midrange phone specifically built for its upcoming app suite, which will launch on April 12 in the U.S. In his latest entry on the Wikibon blog, 1610 Group founder Scott Lowe writes that Home has potential to be more than just a more than just a pocket appliance for Facebook addicts. He predicts that if the product manages... more »
Bitcoin Value Exceeds $200: Who is a BTC Millionaire Now?

Bitcoin Value Exceeds $200: Who is a BTC Millionaire Now?

The market for bitcoins has been seeing a surprising amount of attention lately and it is now in the throes of a meteoric rise—as a result, popular media talking heads have come out of the woodwork and none too few who bought into the currency when it was young can now reap amazing rewards. Today, the value of a BTC exceeded $200. It has been a wild and strange ride over the past two weeks watching the charts: only March 21st the value exceeded $70 and April 3rd it exceeded $140. The value of a coin in the exchanges may not... more »
Intel Unveils Blazing Fast Thunderbolt 2.0 With 4K Support

Intel Unveils Blazing Fast Thunderbolt 2.0 With 4K Support

It won’t be long until we get our first look at Intel’s next-generation Haswell chips, but this is far from being the only technology that it has under wraps. During a presentation at yesterday’s National Association of Broadcasters show, Intel finally lifted the lid on the planned evolution of its high-speed Thunderbolt interface. The report comes from Engadget, which says that the latest iteration of Thunderbolt, known as “Falcon Ridge” will be released early in 2014, doubling the data transfer speed of Intel’s current interface. The current generation “Cactus Ridge” is already capable of transferring data at 10Gbps, but this will... more »
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Smart Storage : HP Moonshot's Infrastructure Reduces Time-To-Market By Years

Texas Instruments (TI) is one of the four chipset partners with HP on the HP Moonshot 1500 announcement that went live this morning. In his live interview with John Furrier (Founder, SiliconANGLE) and Dave Vellante (Chief Analyst, Wikibon) on theCUBE, Brian Glinsman (VP of Processors, Texas Instrument) discusses everything from time to market reduction and new market opportunities with the HP Moonshot announcement. The HP Moonshot infrastructure enables an organization to get to market very quickly, allowing companies to build a server that makes the most sense for its needs on an individual basis. How quick to market you ask? "Our common base... more »
HP Moonshot is "really about workload-optimized systems," says Intel's Raejeanne Skillern

HP Moonshot is "really about workload-optimized systems," says Intel's Raejeanne Skillern

Raejeanne Skillern, Director of Marketing, Cloud Computing, at Intel discussed cloud trends, the production of HP's Moonshot system currently being shipped, Intel Atom and other technology trends inside the Cube with hosts David Vellante and John Furrier. Within HP's Moonshot launch event in New York City, Skillern brought the first production Moonshot to show during the live interview. Speaking of appliances for the Moonshot server, Skillern mention a class of light weight workloads that benefit from low power servers, analytics being one of the most significant use cases. Hosting providers are also some of the most appropriate customers as this new... more »

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