Calxeda Affirms Commitment to HP Project Moonshot and the HP Pathfinder Innovation Ecosystem

Calxeda Reaffirms Plans to Power HP’s Moonshot Microservers Later This Year

by Anton Shilov
04/09/2013 | 11:50 PM

Calxeda, a developer of chips for microservers, has announced its ongoing commitment to HP project Moonshot and the HP Pathfinder innovation ecosystem through its continued efforts to develop innovative, energy-efficient server technology optimized to address new styles of IT workloads. The company will introduce chips that will power HP Moonshot servers later this year.


“We were honored to be selected by HP to be among the very first Project Moonshot partners at the November 1, 2011 launch and to have our processors incorporated into HP’s first generation of extreme low energy servers. Since that time, the two companies have worked closely to advance extreme low-energy processing technologies, which have received positive industry response, and outstanding early customer implementations,” said Barry Evans, chief executive officer of Calxeda.

The Calxeda server will power the production HP Moonshot system later this year. The server features four ECX-1000 servers, utilizing ARM Cortex-A9, running at 1.40GHz, each with 4GB DRAM. Each Calxeda server will be among the best extreme low energy processing technology proofs in the industry in terms of performance per watt and density.

To help advance HP Moonshot, the expanded HP Pathfinder Innovation Ecosystem establishes a close collaboration of industry-leading technology partners dedicated to accelerating the development and deployment of energy-efficient, workload optimized servers. As a member of the HP Pathfinder Innovation Ecosystem, Calxeda is committed to working with HP and nearly  25 silicon, operating system and independent software vendors (ISVs) to accelerate innovation that deliver breakthroughs in efficiency and scale.

HP Project Moonshot, a multi-year, multi-phased program, is dedicated to the development of a new family of software defined servers including extreme low-energy processing technology purposefully built to address surging infrastructure pressures from emerging application trends.  Pioneering the future of extreme-scale technology, HP Moonshot is the first solution with a modern architecture engineered for the new style of IT, utilizing a revolutionary server designed to help customers significantly reduce physical space requirements, energy use and costs.

“In today’s world, where everything and everyone is connected, the stress on existing IT infrastructures is unrelenting. Through collaboration and an increased cadence of innovative solutions jointly developed with our ecosystem of industry-leading partners, HP Moonshot will forever change how customers and consumers interact,” said Paul Santeler, vice president and general manager of hyperscale business unit, industry-standard servers and software at HP.