ScaleMP Places among Top Three Worldwide on STREAM Benchmark
vSMP FoundationTM Achieves Outstanding Sustainable Memory Bandwidth
Cupertino, Calif. – August 1, 2011 — ScaleMPTM, a leading provider of virtualization solutions for high-end computing, today announced record-breaking benchmarking results for x86 systems using the company’s vSMP Foundation software. vSMP Foundation claimed the top three results for the STREAM synthetic benchmark program that measures sustainable memory bandwidth (in MB/s) in high-performance computers. The result achieved for STREAM’s Triad function was just over 2.25 TB/s.
ScaleMP benchmarking experts used 64 systems, each equipped with two Intel Xeon X5650 running at 2.66 GHz and 96GB of RAM, aggregated into a single virtual shared-memory system to run the benchmark, receiving top 3 status for this benchmark.
The official results can be viewed on STREAM’s web site:http://www.cs.virginia.edu/stream/Top20/Bandwidth.html.
“vSMP Foundation aces yet another benchmarking milestone, after having achieved top ranking in SPEC CPU2006 just last month,” said Shai Fultheim, founder and CEO of ScaleMP. “These consistently superior results prove yet again the record-breaking performance vSMP Foundation offers its growing list of customers worldwide.”
About STREAM Benchmarks
The STREAM benchmark is a simple synthetic benchmark program that measures sustainable memory bandwidth (in MB/s) and the corresponding computation rate for simple vector kernels. This benchmark is specifically designed to work with datasets much larger than the available cache on any given system, so that the results are (presumably) more indicative of the performance of very large, vector style applications. The STREAM benchmark was created and is maintained by Dr. John D. McCAlpin of the Texas Advanced Computing Center at the University of Texas at Austin. It is an independent academic project, and has no affiliation with commercial entities. For more information, please see the web site: http://www.cs.virginia.edu/stream/.
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.
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.
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