ScaleMP Announces Wide Availability of Qualified Intel Xeon Processor 5500 Series Based Server Platforms

vSMP Foundation and Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 Series Based Systems Scale New Heights of Performance

Cupertino, Calif. – September 16, 2009 – ScaleMP, a leading provider of virtualization solutions for high-end computing, announced qualification and support of over ten server platforms based on the latest Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series (previously codenamed “Nehalem”) from major server vendors. vSMP Foundation now supports new Intel Xeon processor 5500 series based servers from Appro, Cray, DellHP, IBM, Intel, SUN, and Supermicro. The combined vSMP Foundation and Intel Xeon processor 5500 series based server solutions deliver a high performance, energy efficient, versatile, solution optimized for High Performance Computing (HPC) environments.

“I am very happy to say that shortly after launch of the Intel Xeon processor 5500 series by Intel, vSMP Foundation virtualization software was able to support many server offerings utilizing the new Intel Xeon processor 5500 series. A significant number of customers are running these systems in production,” said Shai Fultheim, founder and CEO of ScaleMP. “It is a clear validation of our approach to scalable high-end computing, where virtualization can replace the costly and time consuming approach of building customized high-end systems.”

“The new Intel® Server System SR1600UR offers a highly integrated and expandable server system supporting Intel Xeon processor 5500 series, creating a new standard of unsurpassed performance and energy efficiency for the industry,” said Lisa Graff, general manager of Enterprise Platforms and Services Division (EPSD) in the Server Platforms Group, Intel. “With the ability of vSMP Foundation virtualization software to aggregate multiple Intel Xeon processor 5500 series based servers, and create a single shared memory, virtual system, customers are able to scale the power and performance of the new Intel Xeon processor 5500 series processors, and Intel® Server Products. This will support large memory and large core count application requirements, while simplifying the management of the system.”

About vSMP Foundation
SMP Foundation aggregates multiple industry-standard off-the-shelf x86 servers (rack mounted or blade systems) into one single virtual high-end system for the High-Performance Computing (HPC) market. vSMP Foundation provides customers with an alternative to traditional expensive symmetrical multiprocessor (SMP) systems and also offers simplified clustering infrastructure with a single operating system. It supports aggregation of up to 16 servers into a single virtual SMP system, providing customers with:

  • Up to 4 TB of shared memory for large memory requirements
  • Up to 128 cores virtual SMP, proven scalability and record-breaking memory bandwidth
  • Ease of use and lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for applications, with simplified cluster management and storage architecture
  • Improved utilization through a centralized and consolidated architecture

About Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 Series
The Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series (previously codenamed “Nehalem”) represents a giant leap for IT and business capabilities. With up to 9X the performance compared to single-core servers and up to 50 percent lower server idle power compared to the Intel Xeon processor 5400 series, Intel Xeon processor 5500 series lets you deliver more business results from every clock-cycle, every IT man-hour, every watt and every inch of data center space. Servers based on Intel Xeon processor 5500 series provide a foundation for IT management to refresh existing data centers or design new data centers to achieve greater performance while using less energy and space, and dramatically reducing operating costs.

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 +1 (408) 342-0330 or visitwww.

vSMP Foundation is a trademark or registered trademark of ScaleMP. Intel, Intel Xeon, and the Intel logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. All other brands or products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and should be treated as such.

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