ScaleMP today announced the expansion of its vSMP Foundation Standalone software product line to support the Supermicro SuperBlade server platform. Using its virtualization technology, ScaleMP enables the aggregation of up to ten Intel dual-processor blades to build a shared memory symmetric multiprocessor (SMP). The company says customers will benefit from 80 Intel Xeon processing cores and up to 640 GB of memory, providing one of the densest high-end x86 system on the market today.
According to the press release, ScaleMP’s vSMP Foundation Standalone aggregation platform provides end customers with:
- Large memory resource with up to 1TB of memory
- Shared memory system coupled with up to 128 cores
- Ease of use and lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for High Performance Computing (HPC) applications by aggregating multiple cluster nodes to a single system.
“Supermicro is pleased to see the ScaleMP leading-edge virtualization take advantage of the Supermicro SuperBlade,” said Alex Hsu, chief sales and marketing officer of Supermicro. “Our 10-blade SuperBlade system can scale from 2 to 20 processors (up to 80 cores), and up to 640 GB of RAM in a modular fashion, providing one of the densest high-end x86 systems on the market today in a space- and energy-efficient package, and making this solution very appealing to our customers.”
“ScaleMP teamed with Supermicro to deliver a high-end system that breaks new barriers in high-end computing,” said Shai Fultheim, Founder and CEO of ScaleMP. “This solution is very versatile and can address complex IT requirements from running commercial off-the-shelf HPC applications to homegrown applications that are compute- or memory-intensive, while providing reduced system management and operational complexity through a single image of the operating system.”
The SuperBlade from Supermicro touts enhanced system density in a 7U chassis, comes with an integrated InfiniBand switch, and can be housed in a 19” industry-standard rack, reducing the server footprint in the data center.