HP Moonshot System – Atom-based Servers from HP

HP Moonshot 1500 system icon

HP launches first Atom-based Moonshot servers. It is a blade server kind of concept with advantages of cost , power and cooling. Hope you already seen the custom Hyperscale computing designs of google  facebook servers.  Here in HP Moonshot Systems the individual Computers are bring in to a single 4U chassis.   One 4U server is powered with 45 blades. see the image for understanding how the blades designed. when we compare Moonshot servers with the bladesystem design, Moonshot blades loaded from the top. Server have an inbuilt Network switch to interconnect all the blades. chassis have dual powerfully to powerup all 45 blades.

HP Moonshot 1500 system

Where this can be used

This concept is useful  where the applications need to handle Big data or distributed computing in the web / cloud environments. web farms  and Apache Hadoop are great ideas to implement with Moonshot
HP ProLiant Moonshot Server

Technical specification

Processor :  Intel Atom Processor S1260, 2.0 GHz
Cache memory : 1 MB
Memory protection :  Advanced ECC (multi-bit error protection)
Memory Ty pe : Unbuffered (UDIMM), ECC @ 1333 MHz (1 SO-DIMM Slot )
Memory  Configuration : 8 GB (1×8 GB)
Network controller : Broadcom ®  5720 Dual-port 1Gb Ethernet Controller
Storage controller  : Marvell® 9125 Storage device Hard Drive
Each server will ship with a SATA HDD or SATA SSD
Maximum internal storage (per HP ProLiant Moonshot Server) :  Quick release SATA 2.5″ – 1 slot

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