HP has just announced that it has launched the “Project Moonshot”, a low-power server which uses 89 percent less energy than traditional servers currently in use and it even takes up 80 percent less space and will cost you 77 percent less to own.
According to HP, each Moonshot server is about the size of a hardcover book. It accomplishes all of its capabilities by extending the modular setup behind blade servers, these are multiple computers sharing a single power supply, networking and cooling in an enclosure.
HP first unveiled the Moonshot server in 2011 and now the first units are being shipped to the U.S. and Canada. The HP Moonshot servers are aimed at enterprises, especially those who provide social media, cloud, and mobile services from data centers. Companies like Google and Facebook have already opted to build their own servers in-house.