The Most Innovative Products Of The Year


This year's winner in the Servers category had to think outside the box. Moonshot from Hewlett-Packard employs a series of low-cost, low-power nodes, each of which is itself a self-contained server that can be specialized for web hosting, storage services, high-density computing and other purposes. With scores of these server nodes in each 4.3U server chassis, the system also must—and does—integrate its own redundant network switching modules. All this while using almost 90 percent less energy and 80 percent less space than conventional servers.

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