Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Selects vSMP Foundation

High-End Virtualization Products Provide Ease-of-Use and Flexibility for Researchers Processing Information from the Chandra X-ray Observatory

November 09, 2017 06:28 AM Eastern Standard Time

FORT LEE, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ScaleMP™ a leading provider of virtualization solutions for high-end computing, today announced that the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory has chosen vSMP Foundation for its next generation celestial X-ray source catalog production environment. vSMP Foundation delivers a high-end computing solution, aggregating the power of multiple Dell x86 servers into one larger virtual SMP, simplifying job and workflow management, storage access and management, and resource allocation.

“We selected a Dell HPC cluster with vSMP Foundation from ScaleMP as the latter delivered additional functionality and ease-of-use that a traditional HPC cluster does not provide, by making the cluster hardware behave as a SMP system. By appearing as a single machine, vSMP Foundation allows us to efficiently distribute and manage processing pipelines using our existing catalog production environment infrastructure. We are looking forward to utilizing these new capabilities to build the next generation catalog of celestial X-ray sources detected by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory,” said Dr. Ian Evans of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.

“We are excited about this recent addition to our ever-expanding list of leading scientific and research institution clients worldwide,” said Shai Fultheim, founder and CEO of ScaleMP. “We have announced a special academic licensing plan in response to the changes in HPC vendor landscape, and are seeing a strong growth in deployments of vSMP Foundation as it enables the researchers do more with their budget: buy more compute for the same investment, and get more research done while worrying less about HPC system operation and management.”


Benzi Galili, +1-201-429-9740