Company and Partners to Offer Faster, Larger and Lower-Cost Systems than Quoted SGI® Proposals
Cupertino, Calif. – May 8, 2013 – ScaleMPTM, the leader in virtualization solutions for high-end computing, announced today that, together with its technology and channel partners, it will offer a competitive solution for any customer holding a SGI® shared-memory UV™ quote. The competitive solution will provide 20 percent more memory, 20 percent greater performance at 20 percent lower price than an eligible SGI (NASDAQ: SGI) quote.
This limited-time offer provides customers with a single source for solutions based on vSMP Foundation software and cutting-edge hardware. With support for up to 256 TB of RAM and 32,768 CPUs, ScaleMP solutions provide the world’s largest shared-memory systems. ScaleMP solutions support scalable system backplane with over 500 Gbps (bidirectional), which is more than twice what is available on other shared-memory systems. The scalable backplane allows for active-backplane redundancy, preventing interconnect failure from hurting system stability.
Solutions based on vSMP Foundation allow choice of hardware platform and are available based on the most recent Intel and AMD processors. vSMP Foundation will also support Intel’s upcoming Ivy Bridge processors at launch time.
“ScaleMP is very excited to be teaming with our technology partners to provide the industry with more affordable and better performing shared-memory systems. With the growing demand for shared-memory and large-memory applications, we are looking to increase the penetration of software-defined systems into the broader IT ecosystem,” said Shai Fultheim, CEO and founder of ScaleMP.
For more information on the plan, please visit www.ScaleMP.com/SGI-undercut.
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 also offers simplified clustering infrastructure with a single operating system. It supports aggregation of up to 128 servers into a single virtual SMP system, providing customers with:
- Up to 256 TB of shared memory for large memory requirements
- Up to 32,768 cores virtual SMP, 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 most common provisioning systems, allowing for increased data center utilization with consolidated architecture
For more information on vSMP Foundation, please visit www.ScaleMP.com/products.
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 +1-408-342-0330 or visit www.ScaleMP.com
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