Ubuntu and HP united in Moonshot project

Today HP announced its Moonshot project, which, explained very simply, is nothing more than a program to incite, to encourage the use of low-energy CPUs in Data Centers.

It is based primarily on three steps or elements, launching Redstone (development platform that makes good use of low-power CPUs, both ARM Be x86), the opening of the laboratory of HP Discovery in Houston, and finally the association program Pathfinder.

Canonical announces who is interested in being a participant in these three elements, and it would not be the first time that Canonical y HP join forces, in fact, HP Cloud Computing servers work with Ubuntu Server.

The good news as advertised in Canonical, is that they have been working with technology for years ARM y Calexda, in fact they recently released the first version of Ubuntu Server ready for ARM Cortex processor types.

I recently left you a news story about what Facebook wants data centers to consume less electricity, and precisely (I think) here is the key to success. Currently the greatest expense of Data Centers is NOT in bandwidth they require, not in HDDs or hardware, it is the HUGE amount of power and electrical energy they require to operate, this is what causes the most expenses.

Once expenses are reduced considerably, then the Data Centers will be able to house more information, they will provide better services (perhaps even cheaper), in short, that we, the users, could gain greatly.


Source: cloud.ubuntu.com

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