Shared-memory Computing

SMP Replacement

Proprietary high core-count, large-memory systems are expensive and often underutilized. A software-based SMP, vSMP Foundation™ delivers record-breaking performance at a fraction of the cost of proprietary systems — and is vendor-agnostic. By utilizing industry-standard servers, the fastest processors are available for a shared-memory system, as large as is required.

Using the Versatile SMP™ (vSMP) architecture, the landmark vSMP Foundation aggregates up to 128 servers into a single virtual x86 system, with up to 32,768 CPUs and 2 PB of main memory. It supports a wide range of Intel Xeon processors (5xxx, 6xxx, 7xxx, E5-x6xx, E7-xxxx series) and AMD Opteron processors (61xx, 62xx and 63xx series), and large memory. It also offers high-availability features such as partitioning and a redundant InfiniBand backplane. Shared-memory computing is easy to program for and simple to administer.

See a demo of vSMP Foundation shared-memory capabilities.

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