HP Moonshot: dream machine or déjà vu?

You have probably already seen news about ARM in servers, Calxeda forming partnership with HP and delivering first prototypes of ARM-based server board/case/infrastructure in HP Moonshot program/machine. To be honest this machine looks really nice and I’m happy to see HP doing some work into this domain.

From the Haskell point of view, it would be extremely exciting if such beast might be programmed using Data Parallel Haskell.

But wait, isn’t this just déjà vu? Where have I seen something like that already? …. indeed! *Lisp! CM-x! Mr. Hillis and his team still rocks since *List was already there while DPH backend for Moonshot is still to be written…more than 25 years later after the *Lisp 🙂