Hewlett-Packard's new densely packed low-power Moonshot server has finally come out of the company's labs and is available to customers in the U.S. and Canada starting at US$61,875.This will be the first time commercial users will get a full view of HP's Moonshot hyperscale class of servers, which are for data centers that handle large volumes of fast-moving social...
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Hewlett-Packard's first low-power server for hyperscale computing environments, developed under a project it calls Moonshot, will go on sale next quarter, CEO Meg Whitman said last week. Project Moonshot is an effort to build low-power servers based on alternatives to Intel's Xeon processors for use in mega data centers like those operated by Facebook and Google....
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Intel is set to introduce its next-generation Atom processor, which will be the first redesign of the chip since it launched five years ago.May 6 is the day Intel is expected to announce the refresh, which will be targeting a range of products from low powered tablets to smartphones and PCs.The 22-nanometer Atom will follow Intel's mainstream Core processors with a speedy...
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The low-power capabilities of ARM-based processors have created high expectations for their use in servers, but one of Dell's top engineers said they are unlikely to take off until 64-bit versions hit the market."I don't think you'll see any serious momentum in ARM until 64-bit comes out," said Jimmy Pike, vice president, senior fellow and chief architect of Dell's Data...
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Intel is expanding into low-cost laptops and tablets starting at US$200 with new low-power Atom chips based on an architecture called Silvermont, which the company is expected to talk about next week, according to a source familiar with Intel's plans.The company expects the release later this year of tablets and laptops with detachable or folding screens priced between $200...
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Intel's Atom processors designed for netbooks could be on their last leg, with analysts saying that the chip maker could be tweaking its product road map as PC sales tumble and tablet adoption widens.Intel's most recent Atom processor targeted at netbooks, code-named Cedar Trail, may not be refreshed to its latest generation, analysts said. Netbooks are being kicked to the...
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Intel announced new server chips on Tuesday, including the latest Xeon E3, which is the first server processor based on the company's latest Haswell microarchitecture.Intel's Xeon E3 chips are targeted at low-end servers and microservers, which are an emerging category of dense servers largely aimed at Web hosting and cloud implementations. Microservers usually have...
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The chip giant will be revealing details about its next-generation Atom microarchitecture for the first time, promising that "everything you know about Atom is about to change."
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Intel's upcoming "Bay Trail" Atom processor is aimed at the low-end market, and promises to deliver convertible PCs and notebooks with all-day battery life at budget prices, the company said on Wednesday."We think this is going to significantly expand the volume of Intel architecture-based systems, both for Windows 8 and alternative operating systems," said Kirk Skaugen,...
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Hewlett-Packard’s effort to build ARM servers will get a boost from Texas Instruments, which will provide chips based on the latest ARM processor design. The TI chips will be offered as part of Project Moonshot, which is HP’s effort to build and deliver low-power servers with either Intel or ARM processors. The first servers are projected to ship commercially in the second...
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