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October 22, 2008
Customers to simplify HPC cluster deployments with single operating system and large memory
CUPERTINO, Calif., Oct. 22 -- ScaleMP, a leading provider of virtualization solutions for high-end computing, today announced that its ScaleMP vSMP Foundation Standalone software is now available on the Sun Blade 6000 Modular System. The interoperability of the ScaleMP aggregation software and the Sun Blade 6000 system allows joint customers to benefit from a leading-edge virtualization solution that aggregates multiple x86 systems into a single virtual shared memory system, reducing overall system management complexity while significantly improving processing and memory capabilities.
The Sun Blade 6000 Modular System works with the vSMP Foundation Standalone software in conjunction with the Sun Blade X6250 Server Module, allowing HPC customers to create single, virtual Symmetrical Multiprocessor (SMP) systems that are optimal for running HPC applications that require large core counts and large memory in a 10U energy-efficient chassis. The Sun Blade 6000 systems offer up to double the memory and I/O capacity of competing blades and rack servers, providing higher flexibility with industry-standard PCIe ExpressModule, as well as increasing availability and reliability with hot-swappable, hot-pluggable, redundant modular components.
"We are looking forward to delivering to our HPC customers higher levels of performance and lower complexity by combining the ScaleMP leading-edge aggregation platform with the Sun Blade systems in an integrated package with best-of-breed memory and I/O capabilities," said Björn Andersson, director of HPC marketing at Sun Microsystems. "This simplified and centralized approach offers end-user organizations the benefits of a virtual SMP environment at cluster pricing."
"We are pleased to announce the availability of our aggregation software solution on the Sun Blade systems, expanding our virtualization capabilities to support the Sun customer base," said Shai Fultheim, founder and CEO of ScaleMP. "Solutions using the vSMP Foundation Standalone software deliver higher performance compared to traditional SMP systems, providing a large shared memory while improving utilization and simplifying management through consolidation of the customers' resources."
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, call (408) 342-0330 or visit www.scalemp.com.
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