15 Questions For HP CEO Meg Whitman

How does the Open Compute Project impact what HP is doing with Moonshot?

I think Open Compute is a very powerful platform for a small number of service providers. You have to be very big to do what Facebook and Google and others do. At the same time, we have to leapfrog ahead from a technology perspective, so even somebody who's considering building their own says, 'Wow, HP has something that's even better than what I can do buying my components from ODMs in Asia.' And that is the point of Moonshot. I think the real promise of Moonshot is the fact that hardware is now tuned to the applications. And the power utilization, the space utilization, functions differently. Ninety percent less power, 89 percent less space, at a much lower cost per unit of compute. What we are aiming to do is build an ecosystem where we provide the compute platform for developers who can write the applications for the cartridges that drop into Moonshot.


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