ScaleMP Rates Among the Fastest in the World on Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) Benchmarks

vSMP Foundation Delivers Top 5 Performance, Representing More Than 10x Improvement Over Best Results Available for x86 Shared Memory Systems

Cupertino, Calif. – September 23, 2009 – ScaleMP™, a leading provider of virtualization solutions for high-end computing, today announced record-breaking benchmarking results for x86 systems using the company’s vSMP Foundation software. vSMP Foundation claimed top five results for two Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) benchmarks, representing more than a 10x improvement over the best results available for x86 shared memory systems.

ScaleMP benchmarking experts used 16 dual-socket systems, aggregated into a single virtual shared-memory system to achieve the record-breaking results for two SPEC benchmarks for computer systems: SPECint_rate_base2006 which achieved 3150, and SPECfp_rate_base2006 which achieved 2550, receiving top 5 status for both benchmarks and solidifying ScaleMP’s leadership in powering high-end x86 systems. The official results can be viewed on web site(

“vSMP Foundation continues to lead the industry in terms of the performance and savings it offers to high-end virtual environments,” said Shai Fultheim, founder and CEO of ScaleMP. “vSMP Foundation outperformed other x86 shared memory systems by an order of magnitude, demonstrating the power of a single virtual system by aggregating multiple, industry-standard x86 systems.”

vSMP Foundation enables the creation of virtual shared memory system by aggregating multiple industry-standard servers, providing up to 32 processors (128 cores) and 4 TB. vSMP Foundation uses x86 servers and InfiniBand to offer price and performance advantages for the HPC market. In essence, it provides a unique way to leverage entry-level systems to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO); delivering the operational simplicity of traditional shared-memory systems while keeping the acquisition cost associated with clusters. It also simplifies cluster deployments by reducing the number of operating systems to one. vSMP Foundation is ideal for applications benefitting from large memory, high core-count coupled with shared memory.

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About SPEC Benchmarks
SPEC CPU Benchmark is the industry-standard, CPU-intensive benchmark suite, stressing a system’s processor, memory subsystem and compiler. It is designed to provide a comparative measure of compute-intensive performance across the widest practical range of hardware using workloads developed from real user applications. For more information about SPEC’s benchmarks, visit

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.

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Benchmark results stated above reflect results published on as of September 19, 2009


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