ScaleMP Announces Availability of Its Aggregation Software for Dell PowerEdge Servers

Customers to Benefit from Virtual Symmetric Multiprocessor (SMP) Solutions at Cluster Pricing


Cupertino, Calif. – July 16, 2008 – ScaleMP, a leading provider of virtualization solutions for high-end computing, today announced the availability and support of its vSMP Foundation™ Standalone software on the Dell PowerEdge™ server platforms.  ScaleMP customers can now take advantage of ScaleMP’s powerful and cost-effective aggregation solutions using Dell’s PowerEdge server platforms.  The vSMP Foundation Standalone software aggregates multiple x86 and cluster-based systems into a single virtual shared memory system, reducing overall system management complexity while providing maximum processing and memory capabilities.

The Dell PowerEdge blade servers running the vSMP Foundation Standalone software allows customers to create single, virtual Symmetrical Multiprocessor (SMP) systems with up to 32 sockets (128 cores) and up to 1 TB of shared memory in an energy-efficient, dense packaging.  In addition to power and density, High Performance Computing (HPC) users can achieve additional cost effectiveness with entry-level solutions using two Dell PowerEdge 1950 III servers and vSMP Foundation Standalone software, in order to create a high-performance virtual four-socket system.

“ScaleMP’s ability to aggregate multiple platforms into a single virtual system provides customers with a unified, systemic approach to compute- and memory-intensive workloads, deriving the benefits of both clustered and SMP environments, in a tightly integrated solution,” said Tim Carroll, Dell’s HPC business development manager.  “Our ability to deliver modular, easy-to-manage systems in tightly integrated packaging also addresses growing customer challenges such as space limitations and power consumption while maintaining up to 70 percent price/performance advantages delivered through blade-based architectures,” added Carroll.  “In addition to the sheer performance advantages of these architectures, customers can also realize a decrease in their total power consumption, by as much as 25 percent, because you now have a solution specifically designed to reduce the overall power-draw.”

“We are glad to announce the delivery and support of another validated platform.  ScaleMP’s ability to provide support for Dell PowerEdge platforms and deliver ground-breaking performance by virtually aggregating all of the CPUs, memory and I/O resources across multiple server systems will help customers minimize system management overhead and maximize their overall hardware investments,” said Shai Fultheim, founder and CEO of ScaleMP.  “The combination of vSMP Foundation Standalone and Dell PowerEdge servers provides a versatile platform that addresses mission-critical requirements in today’s complex IT environments. This includes running everything from commercial off-the-shelf or proprietary applications that are either compute- or memory-intensive.  Reducing system management and operational complexity through a single operating system image coupled with large-memory at cluster pricing benefits a wide range of workloads, driving more successful adoption of production-ready deployments.”

Solutions based on the vSMP Foundation Standalone software deliver significantly better performance compared to traditional SMP systems, by leveraging cluster price points with the benefits of single system image.  ScaleMP’s vSMP Foundation Standalone aggregation platform provides customers with:
– Up to 1 TB of shared memory for large memory requirements
– Up to 128 cores virtual SMP, with high memory bandwidth
– Ease of use and lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for applications, with simplified cluster and I/O architecture management
– Improved utilization through a centralized and consolidated architecture

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 visit

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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