PROCESSING

EnergyCore Moonshot Server

17 April 2013

Calxeda

Calxeda, a provider of low-power servers, has announced its ongoing commitment to HP Project Moonshot and the HP Pathfinder Innovation Ecosystem through its continued efforts to develop innovative, energy-efficient server technology optimised to address new styles of IT workloads.

The company says its Moonshot Server further advances efforts to design, deliver, standardise and deploy innovative solutions that are uniquely tuned for today’s extreme-scale demands.

HP Project Moonshot, a multi-year, multi-phased programme, is dedicated to the development of a new family of software defined servers including extreme low-energy processing technology purposefully built to address surging infrastructure pressures from emerging application trends. Pioneering the future of extreme-scale technology, HP says Moonshot is the first solution with a modern architecture engineered for the new style of IT, using a revolutionary server designed to help customers significantly reduce physical space requirements, energy use and costs.

'We were honoured to be selected by HP to be among the very first Project Moonshot partners at the November 2011 launch and to have our processors incorporated into HP’s first generation of extreme low energy servers,' said Calxeda CEO, Barry Evans.

'Since that time, the two companies have worked closely to advance extreme low-energy processing technologies, which have received positive industry response, and outstanding early customer implementations.'

The Calxeda server will power the production HP Moonshot system later this year. The server features four ECX-1000 servers, running at 1.4 Ghz, each with 4GB DRAM. Calxeda says each server will be among the best extreme low-energy processing technology proofs in the industry in terms of performance per watt and density.

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