To follow the example given by the gang at webOS Nation, when implementing changes to Open webOS ported to a Galaxy Nexus, it takes three hours or more to implement each change on a virtual machine with two 2.6GHz cores and 4GB of RAM. Indeed, it takes some real processing power to make it happen.
These servers will help WebOS Ports advance the open source environment of Open webOS, enticing manufacturers to use it in their products.
What does this mean to you? This will certainly accelerate the porting process and may even increase the possibility of manufacturers building hardware to run on Open webOS. The best part of the deal is no strings attached. HP sent them out and said, “Go forth and develop.”
source: webOS Nation