The Moonshot server is an interesting idea. The basics of it involve specialized servers built on a cartridge using low-power mobile processors. These cartridges share the usual common resources; power, cooling, fabric, switches, ILO, etc, which are all part of the chassis they are inserted into. The end result is that you can have 45 servers in one 4U rack space, using a fraction of the power. You can see it in the picture at the top of the post. Each of those individual cards is a different server.
The processors are Intel Atoms and each server has 8GB RAM and 1 SATA or SSD disk. The current focus is on web and cloud functionality, but the future calls for more server cartridges with different specialties, like memcache nodes as an example. For now, it is an interesting new direction worth keeping an eye on. There is a ton more information at the HP Moonshot website. And here is a shot of one of the Moonshot servers.
HP and Google team up for Chromebook 11
The latest Chromebook looks like a winner. HP and Google worked together and came up with a super-bright IPS display, an ultra-portable weight of just 2.3 lbs, and a price point under $300. That last bit is especially interesting given that this new unit was based off of the very expensive Pixel. The rest of the specs, while not groundbreaking, look solid. You can see all the details at the official sites from HP and Google.
Oddly enough, the thing I am most excited about is the charger. Finally… someone did the most logical of things. The Chromebook used the same Micros USB charger as the majority of Android phones. Chances are, unless you are an iPhone user, you already have these scattered around your world. One at home, one at work, one in the car… One less dongle to wrangle is always a plus.
Memory installation for the ML350G5.
HP Proliant ML350G5: DIMM Installation Instructions.
To remove the component:
1. Power down the server.
2. Do on of the following:
-Unlock and remove the bezel.
-Extend the server from the rack
3. Remove the access panel.
4. Remove the air baffle.
5. Remove the redundant fan, if applicable.
6. Remove the FBDIMM.
To replace the component, reverse the removal procedure.