Log Management Authors: Dana Gardner, Pat Romanski, Elizabeth White, David H Deans, Carmen Gonzalez

Related Topics: Containers Expo Blog, Microservices Expo, Log Management

Containers Expo Blog: Article

HP Starts the Wheels Spinning to Roll Out ARM Servers

HP expects to have limited quantities of the Calxeda box available for select customers in the first half

HP confirmed Tuesday that it's going into the ARM microserver business starting with a development platform dubbed Redstone built around the quad-core 32-bit ARM chip developed by ARM-backed Texas start-up Calxeda.

The secret that it will peddle ARM servers leaked last week.

Calxeda calls its server-bent chip EnergyCore and can get 2,800 low-power servers in a 40U rack, promising to consume perhaps 89% less energy and 94% less space than the usual Intel servers while reducing overall costs by up to 63%. It's supposed to be 97% less complex and reduce cabling, switching and peripheral devices.

The Redstone initiative, designing for testing and proof of concept, is supposed to expand at some point to include servers built on Intel's x86-based low-power Atom chip.

HP expects to have limited quantities of the Calxeda box available for select customers in the first half. Doubtless these are the Calxeda reference platforms the Texas outfit has been promising.

Meantime, as part of an overarching umbrella program called Project Moonshot, HP is going to encourage developers to run their workloads on the ARM widgetry to identify suitable applications. The Calxeda machines will target hyper-scale cloud, Web 2.0 and content delivery installations that don't need the high performance of Intel boxes.

HP will establish Redstone-specific Discovery Labs accessible remotely or on-site beginning with one in Houston, Texas, scheduled to open in January. Additional labs will open in Europe and China.

HP is also creating a so-called Pathfinder Program, part of its AllianceONE partner program, to encourage the development of elements of Project Moonshot within open industry standards.

It's supposed to gather in ISVs as well as compute, storage and networking folk willing to contribute hardware and software technical expertise. So far it's collected ARM, Calxeda, Canonical, Red Hat and for some reason not yet clear AMD unless it has something to do with the money AMD's fab partner Advanced Technology Investment Company has in Calxeda.

HP would like the multi-year, multi-phase Moonshot project perceived as HP innovation and tries to tie it to 10 years of low-energy computing infrastructure research done by HP Labs, but the whole thing so far is based on other people's IP. It's merely getting ahead of the curve. Anyway, Calxeda's marketing VP used to work at HP.

HP is said to want to run Windows 8 on the Calxeda machines when the new operating system comes out next year. Canonical confirmed back in mid-August that Ubuntu Server 11.10 would run on ARM.

More Stories By Maureen O'Gara

Maureen O'Gara the most read technology reporter for the past 20 years, is the Cloud Computing and Virtualization News Desk editor of SYS-CON Media. She is the publisher of famous "Billygrams" and the editor-in-chief of "Client/Server News" for more than a decade. One of the most respected technology reporters in the business, Maureen can be reached by email at maureen(at)sys-con.com or paperboy(at)g2news.com, and by phone at 516 759-7025. Twitter: @MaureenOGara

Comments (0)

Share your thoughts on this story.

Add your comment
You must be signed in to add a comment. Sign-in | Register

In accordance with our Comment Policy, we encourage comments that are on topic, relevant and to-the-point. We will remove comments that include profanity, personal attacks, racial slurs, threats of violence, or other inappropriate material that violates our Terms and Conditions, and will block users who make repeated violations. We ask all readers to expect diversity of opinion and to treat one another with dignity and respect.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
Bill Schmarzo, author of "Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business" and "Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science," is responsible for setting the strategy and defining the Big Data service offerings and capabilities for EMC Global Services Big Data Practice. As the CTO for the Big Data Practice, he is responsible for working with organizations to help them identify where and how to start their big data journeys. He's written several white papers, is an avid blogge...
Nicolas Fierro is CEO of MIMIR Blockchain Solutions. He is a programmer, technologist, and operations dev who has worked with Ethereum and blockchain since 2014. His knowledge in blockchain dates to when he performed dev ops services to the Ethereum Foundation as one the privileged few developers to work with the original core team in Switzerland.
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a m...
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more busine...
Whenever a new technology hits the high points of hype, everyone starts talking about it like it will solve all their business problems. Blockchain is one of those technologies. According to Gartner's latest report on the hype cycle of emerging technologies, blockchain has just passed the peak of their hype cycle curve. If you read the news articles about it, one would think it has taken over the technology world. No disruptive technology is without its challenges and potential impediments t...
If a machine can invent, does this mean the end of the patent system as we know it? The patent system, both in the US and Europe, allows companies to protect their inventions and helps foster innovation. However, Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be set to disrupt the patent system as we know it. This talk will examine how AI may change the patent landscape in the years to come. Furthermore, ways in which companies can best protect their AI related inventions will be examined from both a US and...
Bill Schmarzo, Tech Chair of "Big Data | Analytics" of upcoming CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York (November 12-13, 2018, New York City) today announced the outline and schedule of the track. "The track has been designed in experience/degree order," said Schmarzo. "So, that folks who attend the entire track can leave the conference with some of the skills necessary to get their work done when they get back to their offices. It actually ties back to some work that I'm doing at the University of San...
When talking IoT we often focus on the devices, the sensors, the hardware itself. The new smart appliances, the new smart or self-driving cars (which are amalgamations of many ‘things'). When we are looking at the world of IoT, we should take a step back, look at the big picture. What value are these devices providing. IoT is not about the devices, its about the data consumed and generated. The devices are tools, mechanisms, conduits. This paper discusses the considerations when dealing with the...