Product Specifications

Software Specification

Node SpecificationsProcessor Supported:Intel® Xeon® 5xxx / 6xxx / 7xxx series

Intel® Xeon® E5-x6xx / E5-x6xx v2 / E5-x6xx v3 / E5-x6xx v4 series

Intel® Xeon® E7-x8xx / E7-x8xx v2 / E7-x8xx v3 / E7-x8xx v4 series

Intel® Xeon® E3-12xx v6 series

Intel® Xeon® Scalable x1xx / x2xx series

AMD Opteron™ 6100 / 6200 / 6300 series

AMD EPYC™ 7000 series
Max. CPU1 Speed:Unlimited
Max. CPUs1 per Node:256 (System-expansion mode)

448 (Memory-expansion and Flash-expansion modes)
Memory (GB) per Node (Min. / Max):8 / 15,360
VM SpecificationsSystems per VM (Min. / Max):2 / 64
Max. CPUs1 per VM:32,640 (System-expansion mode)

448 (Memory-expansion and Flash-expansion modes)
Max. Memory per VM (TB):2,048 (System-expansion mode)

96 (Memory-expansion and Flash-expansion modes)
Installation Media:vSMP Foundation: Flash-drive9

vSMP Foundation Advanced Platform: Flash-drive9 or Network10
VM FeaturesFault Tolerant2 Support:Included
Backplane Redundancy3 Support:Included
Direct Connect4 Support:Included
Backplane Scaling5 Support:vSMP Foundation Advanced Platform
Partitioning6 Support:vSMP Foundation Advanced Platform
On-demand SMP7 Support:vSMP Foundation Advanced Platform
Additional SoftwarevSMP Productivity Pack8:Included
Profiler: Optional


  • 1CPUs: Represented by a processor core or a logical processor.
  • 2Fault Tolerant: Automatic restart of the VM upon node failure, isolating the failed node.
  • 3Backplane Redundancy: Use of 2 parallel connection to one or two InfiniBand switches (single or multiple HCA).
  • 4Direct Connect: Connecting up to 4 nodes without InfiniBand switch (back-to-back).
  • 5Backplane Scaling: Use up to 4 HCAs in parallel for increased VM bandwidth (up to 160 Gbps per node). Backplane Scaling also provides Backplane Redundancy.
  • 6Partitioning: Split of a VM to multiple smaller VMs. Each VM should have at least 2 nodes.
  • 7On-demand SMP: Reuse cluster/grid/cloud infrastructure for SMP.
  • 8vSMP Productivity Pack: Automatic tool for OS tuning and installation of essentials for HPC operation environments. Available for RHEL and CentOS only.
  • 9Flash-drive: Media loaded with vSMP Foundation software provided by ScaleMP. Available in USB, CompactFlash or SD card format. Note: USB drive supported only if connected directly to a controller and not via USB-hub.
  • 10Network: PXE protocol support. DHCP and TFTP servers required.

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Certified Hardware

If your hardware is not listed below, please email

Appro:GreenBlade: gB222X, gB512X
IBM / Lenovo:

  • Sun Blade 6000 Family: X6250, X6270, X6275
  • Sun Fire Servers: X2270, X4170

(MemoryONE Memory Expansion)
Micron:9300 MAX NVMe™ SSD
Samsung:Enterprise SSD: PM1725b, PM1735
Western Digital:Ultrastar NVMe™ DC Series:
SN200, SN260, SN840
BackplaneInfiniband HCA:
  • Intel True Scale: QLE7340, QLE7342
  • Mellanox: InfiniHost III, ConnectX, ConnectX-2, ConnectX-3, ConnectX-IB, ConnectX-4
InfiniBand Switch:Any switch is supported
I/O Compatibility ListNetworking: Click here for device search (latest vSMP Foundation release)
Others: First board KVM/USB devices: VGA, PS2, USB (UHCI (1.1) and EHCI (2.0))


  • 1HP ProLiant BL280c G6, HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8: Flash-drive boot only.
  • 2HP ProLiant DL580 G7, HP ProLiant DL585 G7, HP ProLiant DL980 G7: On-board Ethernet not supported. Please add supported NIC.
  • 3HP ProLiant SL250s Gen8: Storage controller must be set to H220i.
  • 4HP ProLiant XL170r Gen9, ProLiant XL230a Gen9: USB support must be disabled in BIOS to load vSMP Foundation from network. Storage controller must be set to AHCI.
  • If your hardware is not listed above, please email

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Supported Operating Systems

  • Linux 64 bit OS, kernel level 2.6.11 or later.
  • ScaleMP’s standard support includes servicing users running the following distros:
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5/6/7 (RHEL5/6/7) and its clones (for example: CentOS, Oracle Linux)
    • Novell SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11/12 (SLES11/12)
    • For more details, see latest Release Notes here.

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