Monday, October 26, 2015

The HP Labs website boasts about THE MACHINE

I hadn't recently visited the 'official' HP Labs website, which I invite you to do as well.


What you might read there--pretty impressive claims--is as follows:

By 2020, 30 billion connected devices will generate unprecedented amounts of data. The infrastructure required to collect, process, store, and analyze this data requires transformational changes in the foundations of computing. Bottom line: current systems can’t handle where we are headed and we need a new solution.

HP has that solution in The Machine. By discarding a computing model that has stood unchallenged for sixty years, we are poised to leave sixty years of compromises and inefficiencies behind. We’re pushing the boundaries of the physics behind IT, using electrons for computation, photons for communication, and ions for storage.

The Machine will fuse memory and storage, flatten complex data hierarchies, bring processing closer to the data, embed security control points throughout the hardware and software stacks, and enable management and assurance of the system at scale.

The Machine will reinvent the fundamental architecture of computers to enable a quantum leap in performance and efficiency, while lowering costs over the long term and improving security.
The industry is at a technology inflection point that HP is uniquely positioned to take advantage of going forward. The Machine demonstrates the innovation agenda that will drive our company, and the world, forward.

What you can also find are references to blog postings.  Here's one, asserting true progress:

The Next Iteration of Memory for The Machine


Today HP and SanDisk announced a new partnership with exciting implications for The Machine. The partnership unites HP’s Memristor technology and know-how and SanDisk’s ReRAM technology and manufacturing and design expertise.

Working together with SanDisk, we’re aiming to create a new Storage Class Memory technology. We hope to use this new technology in The Machine and we’ll also be working together on near-term enterprise-wide solutions for our customers.

The Machine will reinvent computing, knocking the current model, which has stood unchallenged for sixty years, back on its heels. It is Hewlett Packard Labs’ most ambitious project and will bring together breakthrough improvements to technology ranging from non-volatile memory to photonically-enabled fabrics; from workload-specific processing to a full suite of open source developer tools.

Because memory is the heart of The Machine, we’re excited about this new partnership and what it holds for the future of Memory-driven computing at HP.

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