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+ - HP launches Moonshot

Submitted by linatux
linatux (63153) writes "HP has announced their "Moonshot 1500 server" — up to 1,800 servers per 47U rack are supported.

Phoronix http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTM0NjA ZDNet http://www.zdnet.com/hp-launches-first-project-moonshot-server-the-shape-of-things-to-come-7000013694/ & others are running intro articles. The tech certainly seems to be an advance on what is currently available — will it be enough to revive HP's server fleet?"
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+ - David Caminer, creator of the first business compu->

Submitted by linatux
linatux (63153) writes "Chris Bidmead at reghardware.com has written a fascinating article on "LEO" — the first business computer.

"A programming language, even at assembly level, would have been a help. LEO came with no such luxury. But it took Caminer's team only two years to tame the beast, and in November 1951 it was proudly running "The Bakery Valuations Job" to track and cost the labour and material of cakes, biscuits and bread moving through Lyons various profit centres.""

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