vSMP Foundation, Combined with the Intel® Xeon® Processor E7 Family, Delivers Faster Performance, Increased Scalability
Cupertino, Calif. – May 17, 2011 — ScaleMPTM, a leading provider of virtualization solutions for high-end computing, today announced that its vSMP Foundation systems now leverage the power of Intel’s Xeon® Processor E7 Family microprocessors, code-named Westmere-EX — which provides up to 10 cores per socket — for creating virtual symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) systems from two to 128 nodes, enabling users to create the largest x86 shared-memory system available on the market.
“ScaleMP has always been at the forefront of high-performance computing systems by delivering powerful software tools for its customers, and our latest support of Intel Westmere-EX microprocessor is no exception,” said Shai Fultheim, founder and CEO of ScaleMP. “The combination of vSMP Foundation and Westmere-EX provides increased performance, thanks to higher frequency and the additional cores per socket, as well as unlimited memory scalability — with up to 64TB RAM per system.”
Intel Xeon® Processor E7 Family Westmere-EX is the world’s first 32-nanometer microprocessor designed for mission-critical computing. It supports up to 10 cores, delivers up to 40 percent greater performance than the previous-generation processor, and improves energy efficiency with a new feature that dynamically adjusts power consumption based on workload.
About vSMP Foundation
vSMP Foundation aggregates multiple, industry-standard, off-the-shelf x86 servers into one single virtual high-end system. vSMP Foundation provides customers with an alternative to traditional, expensive symmetrical multiprocessing (SMP) systems and also offers simplified clustering infrastructure with a single operating system. It supports aggregation of up to 128 servers into a single virtual SMP system, providing customers with:
- Up to 64 TB of shared memory for large memory requirements;
- Up to 1,024 processors (10,240 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 cluster utilization, by providing a centralized and consolidated architecture.