28 May '15, 9pm

FPGAs Ride HP’s Moonshot

FPGAs Ride HP’s Moonshot

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Hewlett-Packard’s processor-agnostic Moonshot server officially adds today another board to its menu of options – the Saturn 1 from SRC Computers. The deal is the first big step into the commercial limelight for SRC that has been quietly selling its boards mainly to government users since 2002. Moonshot is a chassis with a passive backplane that can host a variety of processor and networking cards. HP launched the system in October 2013 using Intel microserver processors and in late September 2014 added options for ARM-based cards using chips from Applied Micro and Texas Instruments. HP would not disclose how many of the non-x86 versions of Moonshot it has sold so far. But it did say it has more than 20 reference customers and run more than 275 customer proof-of-concepts in its four Moonshot labs. SRC hopes to fuel Moonshot sales with its $20,000 4U card...

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