THE MACHINE: HP Unveils Revolutionary Computer That Could
Shrink A Data Center To The Size Of A Refrigerator
By Julie Bort
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
HP - Screenshot: HP demonstrated on Wednesday a
breakthrough computer project from HP Labs known
internally as "The Machine."
The new computer was the highlight of a keynote speech by
CEO Meg Whitman and CTO Martin Fink, the head of HP Labs,
at the company's HP Discover customer conference being
held this week in Las Vegas.
The Machine is a project that, if successful, could
replace a giant data center worth of gear with a computer
the size of a refrigerator, reports Businessweek's Ashlee
More importantly, it will instantly process mind-boggling
amounts of data while sipping only a tiny bit of energy.
Whitman says the machine will mean "energy consumption
problems will virtually disappear" for data centers.
That compares to today, where if cloud computing were a
country, in terms of energy consumption, it would rank
fifth in the world, Whitman says.
Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi