Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry Chooses vSMP Foundation

Demand for High-End Virtualization Products Grows within the Research Community

April 03, 2017 09:17 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 department of NMR-based Structural Biology at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry has chosen vSMP Foundation. vSMP Foundation delivers an effective alternative to proprietary, costly symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) systems, aggregating the power of multiple commodity x86 servers into one larger virtual SMP.

“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,” said Dr. Dirk Bockelmann of the department NMR-based Structural Biology at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry.

“We are excited about this recent addition to our ever-expanding list of leading scientific and research institution clients worldwide.” said Shai Fultheim, founder and CEO of ScaleMP. “We have announced a special academic licensing plan at SC16 and are experiencing strong growth in deployments of vSMP Foundation as it enables the researchers do more with their budget: buy more compute for the same investment, and get more research done while worrying less about HPC system operation and management.”

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 also 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 a 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 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 maximum performance and lower total cost of ownership. The innovative Versatile SMP™ (vSMP) architecture aggregates multiple independent systems into a single virtual system, delivering an industry-standard, high-end symmetric multiprocessing computer. Using software to replace custom hardware and components, ScaleMP offers a new, revolutionary computing paradigm. For more information, please call +1 (201) 429-9740 or visit


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