With HP launching the "Moonshot" server class and Intel's IDF at Beijing, we felt it was interesting to look a bit closer at the newest developments in the server world. HP is not shy of grand statements when it is describing its newest baby: "historic", "enables unprecedented scale" "revolutionary new architecture". HP claims "maximum density" and "unparalleled power efficiency". That of course simply begs for closer inspection. Based upon our own benchmarking on the Atom in server environments and our previous experiences, we are able to get a good idea of what the HP Moonshot is capable off. We also find out more about Intel's next low power server SoCs and CPUs.

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