Hewlett Packard launches plan to build low-power servers

2 Nov

Hewlett Packard Co has disclosed plans to create a extremely lo-energy servers. The Corporation has plan to partner with companies such as chip designers ARM Holdings Plc and Micro Devices Inc. in a move that could threaten the ascendancy of  Intel Corp.

Sudden and rapid growth in data centers that propel the Internet, is taking up the large amount of electricity and technological companies are expecting the ways to enhance servers with more efficiency and to cut off their energy bills.

HP informed, in an event at its research center in Palo Alto, that effort dubbed “Project Moonshot“, which targets an alternative choice for the extensive computing infrastructure that is needed to support the Web and billions of mobile devices.

The Silicon Valley giant is functioning with Austin-based start-up chip-maker  Calxeda. Calxeda uses the ARM technology in its microprocessors, to generate servers  that targets at companies running large-scale remote computing operations such as Twitter and Facebook. ARM is an investor in Calxeda. The new servers will hopefully  minimize both power and space necessities, says the vice president of HP’s Hyperscale business within its server division.

HP’s first Calxeda based pilot server platforms will be accessible in the first half of next year, Santeeler said, but the company has not exposed when does HP reckons to sell the production version. Tablets and smartphones are being used energy-efficient chips which are made using ARM technology. ARM executives wishes to make them familiar for personal computers and corporate servers also.

British chip designer ARM released its maiden 64-bit architecture last week. It reported that the company would stretch out its range into enterprise applications like servers dominated by Intel at present. HP’s program will also cover storage, networking and software companies. HP is also designing other servers using Intle’s Atom Processor, teaming with Calxeda.  Intel’s chips are being used in 80 percent of the world’s personal computers and servers. While they are comparatively more powerful than ARM based chips, they are also using much more electricity.

Santa Clara, California based Intel is dashing up to use its lead in high-tech manufacturing thereby making its processors more energy efficient. Nvidia Corp, another semiconductor company, reported in January that it is developing processors for PCs, servers and supercomputers based on ARM’s architecture under the title “Project Denver.”

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