SMP virtualization specialist ScaleMP has announced vSMP Foundation 3.0, the third generation of its virtual SMP solution for high performance computing clusters. The new release adds some much-needed updates, including increased scalability and additional hardware support.
Server makers embrace Westmere EP Xeons.
AMD has officially launched its Opteron 6100 series processors, code-named “Magny-Cours.” Available in 8-core and 12-core flavors, the new 6100 parts are targeted for 2P and 4P server duty and are being pitched against Intel’s latest high-end Xeon silicon: the 6-core Westmere EP processor for 2P servers and the upcoming 8-core Nehalem EX processor for 4P-and-above servers.
Chipmakers converged on San Francisco this week to talk up their newest semiconductor products at the International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC). Of particular interest to the HPC crowd are Intel’s Westmere EP and “Tukwila” Itanium 9300, and IBM’s POWER7.
Intel will preview first 32nm Xeon chips on Monday.