ScaleMP Delivers vSMP Foundation to 150th Customer

Organizations in Wide-range of Industries Leverage ScaleMP’s Aggregation Platform to Create Large Virtual SMP Systems


Cupertino, Calif. – January 5, 2010 – ScaleMP™, a leading provider of virtualization solutions for high-end computing, today announced it quadrupled vSMP Foundation aggregation platform revenue in 2009 and delivered the product to its 150th customer. ScaleMP made particularly strong gains in 2009 in healthcare and life sciences, manufacturing, education and financial services sectors. Additionally, ScaleMP signed 16 new partnerships including Shanghai 76 Info-Tech, Samboo System, and Datatrend Technologies.

Along with its 150th customer, Southern Methodist University, new customers who selected and deployed ScaleMP solutions in 2009 include Massachusetts General Hospital; R-Systems, and the San Diego Supercomputer Center. ScaleMP also expanded into a number of new countries including Canada, China, Holland, Israel, South Africa, and Spain.

“Our customers need high-end large memory symmetric multiprocessing system capabilities without the historically high costs and proprietary design usually associated with these types of solutions,” said Keith Fischbach, president of Padova Technologies. “With ScaleMP’s vSMP Foundation software aggregation solution, our customers can leverage the latest processor technologies to deliver a single cost-effective logical virtual SMP system providing terabytes of memory, without sacrificing performance.”

“When I took this position, I had the option of placing the startup capital into hardware or something new.  I decided to try something new and selected ScaleMP for its innovative approach to SMP clusters and for what I believed it would enable us to do,” said Dr. Elfi Kraka, Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry, Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.  “ScaleMP has allowed us to stretch our budget and give our lab the HPC capabilities we require.  It has also served as an excellent pilot project so that other departments at the university can see first-hand how beneficial the scalable performance metrics can be to our research and future supercomputer.”

In 2009, ScaleMP released version 2.0 of vSMP Foundation aggregation platform – the basis for the company’s three products: vSMP Foundation for SMP, vSMP Foundation for Cluster and vSMP Foundation for Cloud. vSMP Foundation aggregates multiple x86 system boards into a single virtual symmetrical multiprocessing  (SMP) system, allowing system vendors and value-add-resellers to create high-end x86 solutions using industry-standard components, eliminating the need for lengthy and onerous custom hardware development. ScaleMP’s Versatile SMP (vSMP) architecture replaces the functionality of custom and proprietary chipsets with software and commodity interconnects such as InfiniBand. vSMP Foundation uses only a small fraction of the system’s CPUs and RAM to provide chipset-level services using software.

“Since introducing our virtualization for aggregation technology to the market we are seeing growing demand for a software solution that can truly shape high-end server systems by virtualizing them,” said Shai Fultheim, founder and president of ScaleMP. “2009 has been our best year yet and we expect to see adoption continue to rise as more customers become aware of the cost and performance advantages of such virtual solutions over traditional, expensive SMP systems which require custom chipsets and boards. IT managers are realizing that in addition to the performance and cost benefits of virtual solutions, vSMP Foundation can be used to dynamically provision SMP capabilities – offering a more flexible and elastic data center.”

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 visit

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