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HP gives Moonshot server its first Xeon chip

James Niccolai | Oct. 24, 2014
The ProLiant m710 is designed for app delivery and video transcoding.

After a slow start getting Moonshot off the ground, HP has moved quickly to offer systems for numerous types of workload. It claims Moonshot consumes up to 90 percent less energy and 80 percent less space compared to old-fashioned "pizza box" rack servers.

But it's still not clear if customers will bite in the volumes HP will need to make continued development of Moonshot worthwhile. Whitman has said it will be next year before Moonshot starts delivering meaningful sales for HP, and it must now sell them at a time when it's splitting the company in two.

Its engineers continue to plug away, however, and HP is giving it all the energy it can muster.

"We haven't stopped investing, and clearly HP is bullish about Moonshot," Kleyn said.

The Xeon-based ProLiant m710 is priced starting from US$55,147; the m300 starts at $48,937, and the m350 at $85,372. The prices include 15 server cartridges, one chassis, a switch and three power supplies, and some other components and software.

 

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