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Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) calls it "The Machine."
I call it the future of computing.
And it's just one reason why I think HP is among the smartest plays in tech right now.
The technology behind The Machine is extremely complex – "memristor"-based, low-power storage; low-cost, high-speed photonic data transfer; and a brand-new operating system to handle it all.
But what The Machine will do – the idea behind this breakthrough hardware – is much simpler to explain.
According to Hewlett-Packard scientists, The Machine could replace an entire computer data center with a single computer the size of a refrigerator.
These data centers, aka "server farms," are huge clusters of computer servers that function as the "physical Internet" for technology companies – they house these companies' most important and vulnerable network components and information. A big server farm can be more than 100,000 square feet large and use as much power as a small town.
Just do the math on how much The Machine could reduce the size of a supercomputer or your office's data "closet" – or how much power it could add to your laptop or smartphone.
Hewlett-Packard Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman discussed The Machine at a company-sponsored event in Las Vegas last month, but the major media pretty much ignored the news entirely.
Because Wall Street and most investors seem to have discounted HP's Machine so far, we have a chance now to get in on the ground floor.
Today, I'm telling you all about The Machine.
And I'm going to tell you about a conversation I had with a top turnaround executive that leads me to believe HP CEO Whitman knows that bringing her company back to prominence will require much more than just the slashing and burning we've seen so far.
This is a huge leap in technology that's going to make HP a top tech leader once again… and that's going to be a powerful catalyst toward market-beating gains for HPQ stock.
So let's take a look at all of the components that make this turnaround so exciting for investors…
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Michael A. Robinson is a 35-year Silicon Valley veteran and one of the top technology financial analysts working today. He regularly delivers winning trade recommendations to the Members of his monthly tech investing newsletter, Nova-X Report, and small-cap tech service, Radical Technology Profits. In the past two years alone, his subscribers have seen over 100 double- and triple-digit gains from his recommendations.
As a consultant, senior adviser, and board member for Silicon Valley venture capital firms, Michael enjoys privileged access to pioneering CEOs and high-profile industry insiders. In fact, he was one of five people involved in early meetings for the $160 billion "cloud" computing phenomenon. And he was there as Lee Iacocca and Roger Smith, the CEOs of Chrysler and GM, led the robotics revolution that saved the U.S. automotive industry.
In addition to being a regular guest and panelist on CNBC and Fox Business Network, Michael is also a Pulitzer Prize-nominated writer and reporter. His first book, "Overdrawn: The Bailout of American Savings" warned people about the coming financial collapse - years before "bailout" became a household word.
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