With 'The Machine,' HP May Have Invented a New Kind of Computer


Vance, Ashlee [2014], “With 'The Machine,' HP May Have Invented a New Kind of Computer”, Business Week, New York, 12 de junio, http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2014-06-12/with-the-machine-hp-ma...

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Jueves, Junio 12, 2014
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If Hewlett-Packard (HP) founders Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard are spinning in their graves, they may be due for a break. Their namesake company is cooking up some awfully ambitious industrial-strength computing technology that, if and when it's released, could replace a data center's worth of equipment with a single refrigerator-size machine. That's what they're calling it at HP Labs: "the Machine." It's basically a brand-new type of computer architecture that HP's engineers say will serve as a replacement for today's designs, with a new operating system, a different type of memory, and superfast data transfer. The company says it will bring the Machine to market within the next few years or fall on its face trying. Amid budget cuts, a costly, complex new computer system would seem like a stretch.