Unigroup's May 2016 Meeting Announcements


Dense Computing Architectures:
Why It Pays to Think in Terms of Moonshot.

Isaac Rozenfeld,
Enterprise Architect,
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Thursday, 19-MAR-2016      (** 3rd Thursday **)

The Cooper Union
School of Engineering   (*** NEW BUILDING ***)
41 Cooper Square    (3rd Avenue @ 7th Street, between 6th & 7th Streets)
East Village, Manhattan
New York City, 10003
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6:15 - 6:30 PM Registration
6:30 - 6:45 PM Ask the Wizard - Questions, Answers and Current Events
6:45 - 7:00 PM Unigroup Business
7:00 - 9:30 PM Main Presentation

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Unigroup's May 2016 meeting will be on Dense Computing Architectures and HyperScale Computing, as seen with systems such as HPE's Moonshot Architecture.


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      East Village, Manhattan
      New York City, 10003
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Topic: Dense Computing Architectures: Why it pays to think in terms of Moonshot.

Related Topics/Keywords:

Dense Computing Architectures, High-Density Computing/Servers, HyperScale Computing/Servers, Ultra-Converged Infrastructure, Blade Servers, High Performance Computing and Clusters, Many Cores-per-CPU with many CPUs-per-Server.

Introduction & Description of Talk:

In this session we are going to share why leading Wall Street customers have started to move to HPE Moonshot for running both: core business infrastructure as well as revenue-generating applications. This session discusses the unique characteristics of the Moonshot platform, its appeal to technology buyers and end-users alike and how HPE Moonshot simplifies private cloud deployments.

Will review a range of essential transformative technologies comprising HPE Moonshot and share various lessons learned from some of the recent adopters. Come hear about the most-efficient and cost-effective ways to deliver business services to an organization that is looking to improve agility and performance, while reducing cost and risk.

Specific cases covered are: Dedicated and Hosted Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), and Big Data analytics for High Performance Computing (HPC). This talk covers the current state of HPE Moonshot and gives insights into the future direction of technologies and products.

Presentation Outline:

References & Web Resources:

  HP Enterprise (HPE) Home Page:

  HPE Moonshot Product Page:

  HPE Moonshot System - Product Guide (pdf):

  HPE Moonshot Deployment Example Technical White Paper (pdf):

  PCWorld Article HPE Moonshot Arm Servers (2015):

  Moonshot Article from Forrester Blog (2014):

  Moonshot Announcement from ZDNet (2013):

  Moonshot Announcement from TechAZine (2013):


Isaac Rozenfeld is a Strategic Relationships Technologist with Hewlett Packard Enterprise in New York, where he shares responsibility for the success of large financial services clients. He offers a wealth of experience in technology and financial services industries with background in product management, applied engineering and professional services consulting. Previously with VCE, Oracle and Sun, Isaac has served as a principal product manager for Solaris UNIX focusing on strategic enterprise cloud attributes and capabilities. Isaac holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science with a focus on Business Administration and Liberal Arts from City University of New York. He is a patent holder and enjoys "connecting the dots" on twitter @hypervisaac. Isaac is also a Unigroup Member and Unigroup Board Member.


Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE) is an American multinational information technology enterprise company, founded 01-November-2015, as part of the now-split Hewlett-Packard company.

HP Enterprise is a business-focused organization with four divisions: Enterprise Group, which works in servers, storage, networking, consulting and support; Services; Software; and Financial Services.

The split was structured so that the old Hewlett-Packard changed its name to HP Inc., and spun off Hewlett Packard Enterprise as a newly-created company. HP Inc., which retained the old HP's personal computer and printing business, retained the old HP's stock-price history and the original NYSE ticker symbol for Hewlett-Packard, while HP Enterprise trades under its own ticker symbol, "HPE."

For information about Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), please visit: http://www.hpe.com.


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