Product Specifications


Software Specifications

Node Specifications Processor Supported: Intel® Xeon® 5xxx, 6xxx, 7xxx, E5-x6xx, E5-x6xx v2, E5-26xx v3, E5-26xx v4, E7-x8xx, E7-x8xx v2 E7-x8xx v3, E7-x8xx v4 series
Intel® Xeon® Phi 72xx (Memeory-expansion and Flash-expansion modes only)
AMD Opteron™ 6100, 6200, 6300 series
Max. CPU1 Speed: Unlimited
Max. CPUs1 per Node: 255 (System-expansion mode)
384 (Memeory-expansion and Flash-expansion modes)
Memory (GB) per Node (Min. / Max): 8 / 8,192
VM Specifications Systems per VM (Min. / Max): 2 / 128
Max. CPUs1 per VM: 32,640 (System-expansion mode)
384 (Memeory-expansion and Flash-expansion modes)
Max. Memory per VM (TB): 2,048 (System-expansion mode)
96 (Memeory-expansion and Flash-expansion modes)
Installation Media: vSMP Foundation: Flash-drive9
vSMP Foundation Advanced Platform: Flash-drive9 or Network10
VM Features Fault Tolerant2 Support: Included
Backplane Redundancy3 Support: Included
Direct Connect4 Support: Included
Backplane Scaling5 Support: vSMP Foundation Advanced Platform
Partitioning6 Support: vSMP Foundation Advanced Platform
On-demand SMP7 Support: vSMP Foundation Advanced Platform
Additional Software vSMP Productivity Pack8: Included
Profiler: Optional

Notes:

  • 1CPUs: Represented by a processor core or a logical processor.
  • 2Fault Tolerant: Automatic restart of the VM upon node failure, isolating the failed node.
  • 3Backplane Redundancy: Use of 2 parallel connection to one or two InfiniBand switches (single or multiple HCA).
  • 4Direct Connect: Connecting up to 4 nodes without InfiniBand switch (back-to-back).
  • 5Backplane Scaling: Use up to 4 HCAs in parallel for increased VM bandwidth (up to 160 Gbps per node). Backplane Scaling also provides Backplane Redundancy.
  • 6Partitioning: Split of a VM to multiple smaller VMs. Each VM should have atleast 2 nodes.
  • 7On-demand SMP: Reuse cluster/grid/cloud infrastructure for SMP.
  • 8vSMP Productivity Pack: Automatic tool for OS tunning and installation of essentials for HPC operation environments. Available for RHEL and CentOS only.
  • 9Flash-drive: Media loaded with vSMP Foundation software provided by ScaleMP. Available in USB, CompactFlash or SD card format. Note: USB drive supported only if connected directly to a controller and not via USB-hub.
  • 10Network: PXE protocol support. DHCP and TFTP servers required.

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Certified Hardware

If your hardware is not listed below, please email .

Systems Appro:
ASUSTeK:
Dell:
Fujitsu:
HP:
Hitachi:
  • HA8000/RS440
IBM / Lenovo:
Intel:
Oracle:
  • Sun Blade 6000 Family: X6250, X6270, X6275
  • Sun Fire Servers: X2270, X4170
Quanta:
Supermicro:
Tyan:
Backplane Infiniband HCA:
  • Intel True Scale: QLE7340, QLE7342
  • Mellanox: InfiniHost III, ConnectX, ConnectX-2, ConnectX-3, ConnectX-IB, ConnectX-4
InfiniBand Switch: Any switch is supported
I/O Compatibility List Networking: Click here for device search (latest vSMP Foundation release)
Storage:
Others: First board KVM/USB devices: VGA, PS2, USB (UHCI (1.1) and EHCI (2.0))

Notes:

  • 1HP ProLiant BL280c G6, HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8: Flash-drive boot only.
  • 2HP ProLiant DL580 G7, HP ProLiant DL585 G7, HP ProLiant DL980 G7: On-board Ethernet not supported. Please add supported NIC.
  • 3HP ProLiant SL250s Gen8: Storage controller must be set to H220i.
  • 4HP ProLiant XL170r Gen9, ProLiant XL230a Gen9: USB support must be disabled in BIOS to load vSMP Foundation from network. Storage controller must be set to AHCI.
  • If your hardware is not listed above, please email .

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Supported Operating Systems

  • Linux 64 bit OS, kernel level 2.6.11 or later.
  • ScaleMP’s standard support includes servicing users running the following distros:
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5/6/7 (RHEL5/6/7) and its clones (for example: CentOS, Oracle Linux)
    • Novell SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11/12 (SLES11/12)
    • For more details, see latest Release Notes here.

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