Finally, some POD news that doesn't involve Apple: Hewlett-Packard is readying a new addition to its Scalable Computing and Infrastructure (SCI) portfolio, the HP Performance Optimized Data Center (HP POD).
The container-based POD provides various options for enterprise customers using Web 2.0, cloud computing, high-performance computing (HPC). Additionally, the POD not only supports HP, but also third-party servers, storage and networking equipment.
Within six weeks of an order, the PODs are built, pre-integrated, configured and tested before shipment delivered through HP's Factory Express.
Intel also announced that it is working with HP to develop Xeon processors, chipsets, and networking, according to Jason Waxman, general manager of High Density Computing, Intel.