Given the dramatic architectural improvement that HP is shooting for with its Project Moonshot energy-efficient computing system, the project is appropriately titled. HP's drive to reshape computing is tantamount to going to the moon. And now HP is letting partners get in on the ground floor of the Moonshot opportunity. Under a new Pathfinder program, partners can "develop and optimize their applications on the Moonshot architecture."
You could feel the awe in the room when Donatelli held up what looked like a small PC board that is the equivalent of four servers. Moonshot is a computing platform that HP promises will deliver 89 percent less energy in 94 percent less space at 63 percent less cost and 97 percent less complexity.