Cyfronet Installs the Largest ScaleMP vSMP Foundation System

Leading Polish Supercomputing and Network Center Chooses vSMP Foundation to Provision On-demand SMP Capacity for POWIEW Users

Cupertino, Calif. – June 15, 2011 — ScaleMP, a leading provider of virtualization solutions for high-end computing, today announced that the ACC Cyfronet Polish supercomputing and networking center has adopted vSMP Foundation for Cloud as a standard way to provision SMP capabilities to the research community they are serving. The virtual SMP system at ACC Cyfronet has 768 cores and 6TB of RAM, aggregating 64 HP BL490G6 blades, and is the largest virtual shared memory deployed by ScaleMP to date.

“As a member of the POWIEW Project that provides the Polish scientific community with access to high performance computing resources for e-science research, Cyfronet needed the largest SMP supercomputer it could get, with the ability to scale for our large memory and high core count needs, as well as a solution that was super flexible,” said Kazimierz Wiatr, Director of ACC Cyfronet. “Only vSMP Foundation from ScaleMP fit the bill: providing us with 6TB of shared memory and 768 cores, using off-the-shelf servers, which can be provisioned on-demand on top of our choice of hardware infrastructure.“

“ScaleMP is top of mind for organizations looking for the largest SMPs with the most memory,” said Shai Fultheim, founder and CEO of ScaleMP. “vSMP Foundation has proven to deliver what customers need, at the best price points. There is no doubt that off-the-shelf x86, coupled with virtualization software is the right way for the most complex problems today.”

About vSMP Foundation

vSMP Foundation aggregates multiple, industry-standard, off-the-shelf x86 servers into one single virtual high-end system. vSMP Foundation provides customers with an alternative to traditional, expensive symmetrical multiprocessing (SMP) systems and also offers simplified clustering infrastructure with a single operating system. It supports aggregation of up to 128 servers into a single virtual SMP system, providing customers with:

  • Up to 64 TB of shared memory for large memory requirements;
  • Up to 1,024 processors (10,240 cores) virtual SMP, proven scalability and record-breaking memory bandwidth;
  • Ease of use and lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) for applications, with simplified cluster management and storage architecture;
  • Improved cluster utilization, by providing a centralized and consolidated architecture.

About ScaleMP

ScaleMP is the leader in virtualization for high-end computing, providing maximum performance and lower total cost of ownership (TCO). The innovative Versatile SMPTM(vSMP) architecture aggregates multiple Intel Architecture systems into a single virtual Intel Architecture system, delivering an industry-standard, high-end symmetric multiprocessor (SMP) computer. Using software to replace custom hardware and components, ScaleMP offers a new, revolutionary computing paradigm. For more information, please call +1 (408) 342-0330 or visit www.ScaleMP.com.

vSMP Foundation is a trademark or registered trademark of ScaleMP. All other brands or products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and should be treated as such.

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