This new class of server is engineered to address the IT challenges created by social, cloud, mobile and big data. HP Moonshot servers are built from chips more commonly found in smartphones and tablets, which allow the servers to deliver reduced energy use and a high density footprint.
The HP Moonshot system consists of the HP Moonshot 1500 enclosure and application optimised HP ProLiant Moonshot servers. These servers will offer processors from multiple HP partners, each targeting a specific workload.
With support for up to 1,800 servers per rack, HP Moonshot servers occupy one eighth of the space required by traditional servers. This offers a compelling solution to the problem of physical data centre space. Each chassis shares traditional components including the fabric, HP Integrated Lights-Out (iLo) management, power supply and cooling fans. These shared components reduce complexity as well as add to the reduction in energy use and space.
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