Data centers are changing, and Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) is changing with them. Earlier this week, the company touted a new system architecture called "Moonshot" for handling what are known as "hyperscale" environments.
Think of the extraordinary volume of bits and bytes generated by social networks and you'll get a sense of the problem, and why HP thinks that solving it is on the order of a moonshot.
Interestingly, "Moonshot" is based on the Atom low-power architecture espoused by Intel (NASDAQ:INTC). Shares of peer ARM Holdings (NASDAQ:ARMH), which is known for its efficient chips, fell about 4% on the news as Intel stock rallied more than 6%.
Expect further gains, says says Tim Beyers of Motley Fool Rule Breakers and Motley Fool Supernova. The changing needs of data center operators is a huge opportunity for Intel, which has industry-leading expertise in developing server chips.
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