Government of Canada Extends Contract for vSMP Foundation

Largest Shared-Memory Systems in Canada Expected to Continue Operation at least until 2021

April 23, 2018 09:28 AM Eastern Daylight Time

FORT LEE, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ScaleMP™, a leading provider of virtualization solutions for high-end computing, today announced that the government of Canada has extended the contract for its large shared memory systems acquired from Dell. These SMP systems use vSMP Foundation to aggregate more than 64 Intel Xeon processors each, totaling more than 1500 CPUs per system. The systems are used for a variety of HPC workloads, including computer-aided engineering (CAE) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD).

ScaleMP’s vSMP Foundation delivers a high-end computing solution, aggregating the power of multiple x86 servers into large-scale SMP servers, enabling the creation of the largest scale-up systems in existence. With innovative software-defined computing technology, vSMP Foundation provides a more flexible and cost-effective alternative to legacy, hardware-only SMPs, while increasing overall data center efficiency and reducing operational costs. vSMP Foundation also provides a hyper-converged solution for HPC clusters, with built-in high-performing parallel storage, simplifying cluster installation and operation, and allowing both batch and interactive job execution.

“Together with our hardware partners, we have been providing technology to the government of Canada since 2012, and are proud of repeatedly earning their business,” said Shai Fultheim, founder and CEO of ScaleMP. “repeat customers are a big part of the vSMP Foundation user community, and we continue to see expansion of our footprint with existing customers along with strong growth in deployments of vSMP Foundation with new ones.”

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 it also offers simplified clustering infrastructure with a single operating system. It supports aggregation of as many as 128 servers into a single virtual SMP system and enables the transparent use of NVM storage as system memory, providing customers with:

Expanded system memory – to as much as 2 PB of shared memory for large-memory requirements – by using DRAM from other servers or by using enterprise-grade non-volatile memory
As many as 32,768 CPUs on a virtual SMP with proven scalability and record-breaking memory bandwidth
Ease of use and lowest total cost of ownership for clusters coupled with simplified parallel storage architecture
On-demand SMP with support for many common provisioning systems to enable increased data center utilization with a consolidated architecture
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About ScaleMP

ScaleMP is the leader in virtualization for high-end computing, providing increased performance and total cost of ownership (TCO) reduction. The innovative Versatile SMP™ (vSMP) architecture provides software-defined computing and software-defined memory by aggregating multiple independent systems or high-performance SSDs into single virtual systems. Using software to replace custom hardware and components, ScaleMP offers a new, revolutionary scale-up computing paradigm by delivering industry-standard, high-end symmetric multiprocessing compute and memory environments. For more information, please call +1 (201) 429-9740 or visit

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