Posted by Mark J. Miller on November 3, 2011 05:02 PM
The seven billion screens that make up our lives today — flat-screen TVs, mobile phones, e-readers, and whatever other surfaces your eyes scan in a day — and the massive amounts of data that flow through them constantly are sucking up a whole fleetload of power. So Hewlett-Packard decided to do something about it.
HP's new Project Moonshot aims to find an alternative to the massive computering infrastructure needed to support the Web and billions of mobile devices. As the company just announced, it "plans to develop extremely low-energy servers, partnering with companies such as chip designers ARM Holdings and Advanced Micro Devices Inc in a move that could threaten the dominance of Intel,” as the Chicago Tribune notes.
In seeking to boost IT innovation, Moonshot is dedicated to finding sustainable alternatives that reduce both the power and space needed to store the loads of info that is being created daily.Continue reading...