Linux Magazine Selects ScaleMP as One of the Top 20 Companies to Watch in 2009


Cupertino, Calif. – January 8, 2009 – ScaleMP, a leading provider of virtualization solutions for high-end computing, today announced that it has been named one of the top 20 Companies to Watch in 2009 by Linux Magazine. The Linux Magazine 20 Companies to Watch in 2009 list features vendors that are best positioned in the coming year to spur Linux and Open Source adoption while delivering on the immediate needs of the marketplace.

“I am excited that ScaleMP was chosen by Linux magazine as one of the Top 20 companies to watch in 2009. Our unique virtualization solution for High Performance Computing significantly reduces capital expenditure (CAPEX) and operational expense (OPEX), which is at the top of customers’ concerns in today’s economic environment.”, said Shai Fultheim, founder and CEO of ScaleMP. “Combining virtualization with x86 clusters drastically reduces the complexity of managing clusters, while providing a cost-effective alternative for traditional SMPs.”

vSMP Foundation aggregates multiple industry-standard off-the-shelf x86 servers (rack mounted or blade systems) into one powerful high-end shared memory system. vSMP Foundation targets the High-Performance Computing (HPC) market, and allows customers to create a single virtual Symmetrical Multiprocessor (SMP) system with up to 32 sockets (128 cores) and up to 1 TB of shared memory, in an energy-efficient and dense package. Solutions based on the vSMP Foundation deliver significantly better performance compared to traditional SMP systems by leveraging the latest chip level innovation from Intel and AMD, at cluster price points. Cluster customers benefit from reduced complexity associated with cluster management and cluster storage infrastructure.

“The distributed nature of high-performance computing clusters can often result in poor utilization rates and administration headaches”, said Bryan Richard, Editor-in-Chief, Linux Magazine. “ScaleMP’s unique solution of applying virtualization to HPC environments to address these problems makes them one of our 20 companies to watch.”

About the Linux Magazine 20 Companies to Watch List
The Linux Magazine 20 Companies to Watch list features the vendors that are making a significant impact on the next-generation of Linux and Open Source adoption. Linux Magazine selects companies that have the ability to spur Open Source adoption in all facets of Information Technology, are technology and service innovators, and develop practical solutions for the Open Enterprise. Please visit for more information.

About ScaleMP
ScaleMP is the leader in virtualization for high-end computing, providing maximum performance and lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). The innovative Versatile SMP™ (vSMP) architecture aggregates multiple x86 systems into a single virtual x86 system, delivering an industry-standard, high-end symmetric multiprocessor (SMP) computer. Using software to replace custom hardware and components, ScaleMP offers a new, revolutionary computing paradigm. The company is backed by Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, TL Ventures, and ABS Ventures. For more information, please call (408) 342-0330 or

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.

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