HP Announces Low-Energy Redstone ARM Server

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted November 2, 2011


HP (NYSE: HPQ) has announced a new industry program comprising a new server development platform, customer discovery lab and partner ecosystem to help customers significantly reduce complexity, energy use and costs.

HP’s new program, dubbed Project Moonshot includes three essential elements to support the industry’s evolution to hyperscale computing: a newline of HP server development platforms (HP Redstone Server) that feature extreme low-energy server processors, The HP Discovery Lab enables clients to experiment, test and benchmark applications on the HP Redstone Server Development Platform and The HP Pathfinder Program for client discovery efforts across the data center.


 

"The HP Redstone Server Development Platform is the first in a line of HP server development platforms that feature extreme low-energy server processors. Initially incorporating Calxeda EnergyCore ARM Cortex processors, future Redstone versions will include Intel Atom-based processors as well as others. HP Redstone is designed for testing and proof of concept. It incorporates more than 2,800 servers in a single rack, reducing cabling, switching and the need for peripheral devices, and delivering a 97 percent reduction in complexity. The initial HP Redstone platform is expected to be available in limited volumes to select customers in the first half of next year.

"The HP Discovery Lab enables clients to experiment, test and benchmark applications on the HP Redstone Server Development Platform, and other extreme low-energy platforms, as well as on traditional servers. The first lab is scheduled to open in Houston in January, with additional sites planned to open in Europe and Asia. With remote or onsite access, clients can work directly with HP engineers and industry peers to learn about the benefits of extreme low-energy servers for their specific application needs.

"The HP Pathfinder Program, part of the HP AllianceONE partner program, is dedicated to client discovery efforts across the data center. It also encourages development of elements of the Project Moonshot program within open industry standards. The program includes independent software vendors – compute, storage and networking partners who contribute hardware, software and technical expertise. Initial participants are expected to include AMD, ARM Holdings, Calxeda, Canonical and Red Hat, with additional partners to be announced as the program develops.

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