ScaleMP last week announced version 2.0 of its flagship vSMP Foundation software. This new release offers significantly enhanced performance through support for the future Intel Nehalem processor family when they become available, and enhanced enterprise class features such as increased high-availability, partitioning of single virtual system to multiple isolated environments, extended remote management, enhanced profiling capabilities to improve application performance and support for Emulex LightPulse Fibre Channel (FC) HBAs.
vSMP Foundation aggregates multiple industry-standard off-the-shelf x86 servers (rack mounted or blade systems) into one single virtual high-end system for the High-Performance Computing (HPC) market. vSMP Foundation provides customers with an alternative to traditional expensive symmetrical multiprocessor (SMP) systems, as well as simplified clustering infrastructure with a single operating system.
“vSMP Foundation 2.0 is a major milestone for ScaleMP, and again demonstrates the value of our approach to high-end computing,” said Shai Fultheim, founder and CEO of ScaleMP. “In addition to a number of enterprise-class features that were requested by our growing install base, we are also significantly boosting the performance of high-end virtual systems with the support of Intel’s next generation of processors – essentially setting a new performance standard for large x86 systems. Existing customers will be able to leverage the enhanced capabilities of vSMP Foundation 2.0 immediately.”
vSMP Foundation software supports aggregation of up to 16 x86 servers into a single virtual SMP system. It provides customers with:
- Up to 4 TB of shared memory for large memory requirements
- Up to 128 cores virtual SMP, with high memory bandwidth
- Ease of use and lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for applications, with simplified cluster management and storage architecture
- Improved utilization through a centralized and consolidated architecture