CREATING THE POWER OF ONE
FROM THE SCALEMP COMMUNITY
Greg Keller, principal of R Systems, Inc.
vSMP Foundation for Cloud provides us with unprecedented flexibility in our cloud infrastructure, which is incredibly valuable for the types of projects we are working on that often have very wide-ranging needs. Using traditional servers or virtualization we are only able to partition our physical systems to accommodate small workloads. Now, using vSMP Foundation for Cloud, we have the flexibility to dynamically aggregate those same servers to create private on-demand virtual SMP systems for demanding applications.
Dr. Boyke Bunk, Group Leader – DNA sequencing and Bioinformatics, DSMZ
DSMZ did not have dedicated HPC staff or facility, nor did it have any servers. ScaleMP’s vSMP Foundation made it possible for our DSMZ scientists to make the leap from laptop computing to an easy-to-use high performance computing (HPC) solution, enabling us to run Ubuntu — one of the largest Ubuntu deployments worldwide with 192 cores on a single system — for our application needs.
Geoffrey Fox, Associated Dean for Research at Indiana University
By implementing ScaleMP’s vSMP Foundation on a number of our servers, we can give all of our users access to terabytes of easily accessible memory in order to maximize the amount and types of simulations performed. All of our user base can focus on their science and obtaining meaningful results, without worrying about learning new and complicated programming APIs.
Dr. Dirk Bockelmann of the department NMR-based Structural Biology at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
We selected vSMP Foundation from ScaleMP as the sole available solution turning cluster hardware into an SMP; as a single machine, it allows us to distribute the jobs without using any batch/queuing system, and we only need to manage one logical entity rather than a collection of nodes. We are looking forward to putting vSMP Foundation to work for our Scientists.
Dr. Jeffrey Ferraro PhD, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Informaticist at the Homer Warner Center, Intermountain Healthcare
vSMP Foundation has allowed us to advance our biomedical research in complex disease modeling and diagnostic prediction to more accurately represent the underlying biological disease processes leading to rapid and accurate identification of patient conditions. These advanced clinical decision support tools are instrumental in saving patient lives.
Kazuharu Arakawa, Project Assistant Professor (Bioinformatics, Systems Biology), Keio University
vSMP Foundation gives us the ability to run very large scale de novo sequencing applications without having to deal with the complexities of managing a cluster. We get full performance from the servers, and we can scale our applications like never before.
Jean-Marc Lacroix, Network and System Administrator, HPC, Laboratoire J.A. Dieudonné
Using vSMP Foundation from ScaleMP, we were able to grant our researchers access to a computing resource capable of running any type of code: multi-threaded, MPI-parallel, or using large memory, at a lower cost and with better performance than any of the alternatives we reviewed.
Rob Pennington, National Science Foundation
Gordon utilizes a unique architecture, designed by ScaleMP, where a supernode that aggregates 32 of Gordon’s servers and two I/O servers into a single virtual cache so “it can be used without putting too much brain into using it”.
Dr. Elfi Kraka, Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry, Southern Methodist University
When I took this position, I had the option of placing the startup capital into hardware or something new. I decided to try something new and selected ScaleMP for its innovative approach to SMP clusters and for what I believed it would enable us to do. ScaleMP has allowed us to stretch our budget and give our lab the HPC capabilities we require. It has also served as an excellent pilot project so that other departments at the university can see first-hand how beneficial the scalable performance metrics can be to our research and future supercomputer.
Kandarp Pandya, Sci. Engr SF, AIPD/SIPA/SAC, Space Applications Centre
We are very pleased with the scale up performance of vSMP Foundation software. SAC is able to run a variety of workloads on a single system, enabled by vSMP Foundation software.