ScaleMP Ranks No. 1 on Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation Benchmarks

vSMP Foundation delivers world-record performance, representing highest performance x86 shared-memory systems

FORT LEE, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ScaleMP™ a leading provider of virtualization solutions for high-end computing, today announced world-record benchmarking results for x86 systems using the company’s vSMP Foundation™ software. vSMP Foundation claimed the top result for two Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) benchmarks, representing highest performance x86 shared memory systems.

vSMP Foundation enables customers to create shared-memory systems from their cloud-enabled data centers, providing applications with large memory and high core count for the lowest total cost of ownership. This line of products provides for the most power-efficient SMP system, leveraging commercial off-the-shelf hardware. The on-demand nature of vSMP Foundation improves system utilization and reduces management complexity.

ScaleMP benchmarking experts used a 128-processor SMP made of 64 dual-socket nodes and aggregated into a single virtual shared-memory system having 1,536 cores and 16TB RAM. It was tested with the SPEC® CPU2006 benchmark suite to gain record-breaking results: a SPECint®2006 (CINT2006) rate result of 40,200 and a SPECfp®2006 (CFP2006) rate result of 33,300, which are the highest results ever achieved for these benchmarks, beating previous top position holder SGI UV systems by as much as 29 percent. In doing so, ScaleMP’ solidified its leadership in powering high-end x86 systems. The official results can be viewed on the SPEC.org website (www.spec.org).

“vSMP Foundation’s outstanding performance forming the world’s most powerful SMP computer, as shown by the SPEC CPU rate benchmarks from multiple industry-standard x86 machines, proves once again that the future of the IT industry is software-defined infrastructure (SDI). ScaleMP’s software-defined computing and software-defined memory solutions provide the best performance, highest flexibility and lowest TCO as compared with their legacy alternatives,” said Shai Fultheim, founder and CEO of ScaleMP. “With these benchmarks, we have outperformed a legacy monolithic SMP from SGI that had double our processor count. And with more than 5,000 installations worldwide, vSMP Foundation has proven to deliver superior performance and cost savings for customers seeking a powerful and affordable shared-memory system.”

About SPEC Benchmarks

SPEC CPU Benchmark is the industry-standard, CPU-intensive benchmark suite, stressing a system’s processor, memory subsystem and compiler. It is designed to provide a comparative measure of compute-intensive performance across the widest practical range of hardware using workloads developed from real user applications.

SPEC ®, SPEC CPU ®, SPECfp ®, SPECint ® and SPECrate ® are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC). For more information about SPEC’s benchmarks, visit http://www.spec.org/benchmarks.html.

About vSMP Foundation

vSMP Foundation aggregates multiple industry-standard, off-the-shelf x86 servers into a 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 2.0 petabytes of shared memory for large-memory requirements
  • Up to a 32,768 CPU virtual SMP, proven scalability and record-breaking memory bandwidth
  • Ease of use and lowest total cost of ownership for clusters coupled with simplified storage architecture
  • On-demand SMP with support for most common provisioning systems, allowing for increased data center utilization with consolidated architecture

For more information on vSMP Foundation, please visit http://www.scalemp.com/products.

About ScaleMP

ScaleMP is the leader in virtualization for high-end computing, providing maximum performance and lower total cost of ownership. The innovative Versatile SMP™ (vSMP) architecture aggregates multiple independent systems into a single virtual system, delivering an industry-standard, high-end symmetric multiprocessing computer. Using software to replace custom hardware and components, ScaleMP offers a new, revolutionary computing paradigm. For more information, please call +1 (201) 429-9740 or visit http://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.

Contacts

ScaleMP
Benzi Galili, +1-201-429-9740