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Servers: HP Project Moonshot

Hewlett-Packard in October said an upcoming new server module for its Moonshot server line will be based on the latest, higher-performance version of Calxeda's EnergyCore ECX-2000 family of ARM processor-based SoC technology.

HP, which in late 2011 built its original Moonshot platform using Calxeda ARM processor technology but never made the technology generally available, is now officially in the high-density, ARM-based server business.

Moonshot servers, which feature a standard chassis into which purpose-built server modules based on multiple processor technologies can be used, are currently commercially available only with the Intel Atom S1200 Centerton processors.