DRESDEN, GERMANY. – June 18, 2008 – ScaleMP, the leader in virtualization solutions for high-end computing, today announced that its patent-pending virtualization software, vSMP Foundation Standalone™, is available for the IBM iDataPlex system. vSMP Foundation Standalone aggregates multiple x86 systems into a single virtual x86 system, enabling them to share a common operating system and memory.
vSMP Foundation Standalone software uses two quad- or dual-core dual-socket Intel Xeon® processor-based systems connected through InfiniBand to create a four-socket platform with 128 GB of shared memory that is ideal for High Performance Computing (HPC).
“With our innovative iDataPlex system design, customers realize significant savings on power and cooling, as well as space,” said Jim Gargan, vice president, IBM Systems & Technology Group. “vSMP Foundation Standalone in conjunction with the new iDataPlex DX360 high performance server based on the latest in quad-core processing capabilities from Intel, doubles the memory size available for processing and reduces the number of operating systems installed per rack by 50 percent.”
“I am pleased to announce the support of vSMP Foundation Standalone for the IBM iDataPlex system, further enhancing its cost-efficiencies,” said Shai Fultheim, founder and CEO of ScaleMP. “vSMP Foundation Standalone is addressing a real pain point for HPC customers where high performance comes with a high price. Our solution reduces the operational cost and complexity normally associated with traditional cluster and grid deployments. By reducing the number of managed nodes by a factor of two, while offering enhanced performance and double the memory footprint, customers will be able to run large memory jobs, as well as reduce their total cost of ownership (TCO).”
ScaleMP is the leader in virtualization for high-end computing, providing higher 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 www.scalemp.com.
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