HP Announces Low Power Intel Atom-Based Gemini Server
The processors feature 64-bit support and plenty of other features ideal for the data center, including VTx hardware virtualization, ECC memory, and an established software ecosystem (x86). HP’s Gemini infrastructure differs from a typical one in that thousands of servers per rack can share components instead of using dedicated components. The solution is designed to meet the needs of hyperscale computing.
Gemini will have a lot in common with HP's Redstone Platform, above
Although HP is using the Centerton cartridges and plans to use upcoming generations of Atom chips, the company said in a press release that it’s working with other processor makers as well, to generate features for “an extended set of workloads and will offer a wide range of density and performance configurations.”
HP just demoed the new technology at an event in San Francisco, so actual production isn’t coming until the end of the year.