ScaleMP Sets New SPEC CPU 2017 Record with AMD Servers

January 15, 2020

FORT LEE, N.J., Jan. 15, 2020 – ScaleMP, a provider of virtualization solutions for high-end computing, today announced that it has accomplished best-ever recorded results for the SPEC CPU 2017 benchmark for any system size of four processors and higher. ScaleMP’s results for 32-, 24- and 16-processor systems are now holding the top three positions for best results ever.

Image courtesy of ScaleMP.

In 2019, AMD and ScaleMP announced a strategic collaboration to enable AMD server OEMs to create systems with four, eight and up to 128 processor sockets, up to 8,192 CPUs and 256 terabytes of shared memory using ScaleMP’s vSMP Foundation line of products.

“We are extremely pleased with these new benchmark results, which show superiority across the board,” said Shai Fultheim, founder and CEO of ScaleMP. “Customers can now scale their systems on demand for more computing or more memory, pay only for what they need, and be sure that they are buying the best and most cost-effective solution available that delivers the best performance.”

“ScaleMP’s unique software-defined server technology enables AMD to capture the leading positions for the system-scale SPEC CPU2017 benchmark without any custom engineering,” said Raghu Nambiar, corporate vice president, Datacenter Ecosystems & Application Engineering at AMD. “Through our collaboration with ScaleMP, we expect to continue to dominate the scale-up benchmarks as this innovation continues.”

The following table summarizes the current best SPEC CPU2017 Integer Rates and SPEC CPU2017 Floating Point Rates for every scale of server system and contrasts it with the previous best system/result for that scale.

Image courtesy of ScaleMP.

ScaleMP solidifies the leading position of its patented vSMP Foundation technology and line of products as the best scale-up computing architecture for compute-intensive workloads. The results, made public by the SPEC.org, show that ScaleMP’s on-demand composed computing architecture provides best scale-up computing architecture for compute-intensive workloads, with up to 96% better performance compared to alternative systems.

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About vSMP Foundation

vSMP Foundation is the underlying technology for ScaleMP’s line of software-defined scale-up products. vSMP ServerONE aggregates multiple, industry-standard, off-the-shelf x86 servers into a single virtual high-end system, and provides customers with an alternative to traditional, expensive, symmetrical multiprocessing (SMP) systems. vSMP ClusterONE offers simplified clustering infrastructure with a single operating system. vSMP MemoryONE enables the transparent use of NVM storage as system memory, to reduce TCO and expand beyond traditional DRAM scaling limitations.

vSMP ServerONE supports aggregation of up to 128 servers into a single virtual SMP system:

  • Expanded system memory — to as much as 2PB of shared memory for large-memory requirements — by using DRAM from other servers
  • As many as 32,768 CPUs on a virtual SMP with proven scalability and record-breaking memory bandwidth
  • On-demand, composable SMP, with support for many common provisioning systems to enable increased data center utilization with a consolidated architecture

vSMP ClusterONE provides:

  • The only Hyperconverged HPTC Cluster infrastructure
  • Ease of use and lowest total cost of ownership for clusters of up to 64 processor sockets
  • No need for fabric or cluster management, coupled with simplified parallel storage architecture

vSMP MemoryONE transparently transforms high-end NVM devices into system memory:

  • DRAM-like performance, with up to 8x memory expansion
  • Cost reduction of up to 2.5x compared with DRAM-only solutions by using enterprise-grade non-volatile memory

For more information on vSMP Foundation, please visit https://www.scalemp.com/products.

About ScaleMP

ScaleMP is the leader in virtualization for high-end computing, providing increased performance and total cost of ownership (TCO) reduction. The innovative Versatile SMP (vSMP) architecture provides software-defined computing and software-defined memory by aggregating multiple independent systems or high-performance SSDs into single virtual systems. Using software to replace custom hardware systems and components, ScaleMP offers a revolutionary scale-up computing paradigm by delivering industry-standard, high-end symmetric multiprocessing compute and memory environments. For more information, please call +1 (201) 429-9740 or visit https://www.scalemp.com/.


Source: ScaleMP 

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