HPE invites open-source developers to pitch in on ‘The Machine’

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise on Tuesday stepped up its efforts to develop a brand-new computer architecture by inviting open-source developers to collaborate on the futuristic device it calls "The Machine."

Originally announced in 2014, The Machine promises a number of radical innovations, including a core design focus on memory rather than processors. It will also use light instead of electricity to connect memory and processing power efficiently, HPE says.

A finished product won’t be ready for years still, but HPE wants to get open-source developers involved early in making software for it. Toward that end, it has released four developer tools.

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