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vSMP Foundation Supports HP ProLiant BL280c G6 Blade
ScaleMP, the leading provider of virtualization solutions for high-end computing, completed certification of vSMP Foundation for HP ProLiant BL280c G6 server blades offering the new Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 series. vSMP Foundation coupled with the HP ProLiant BL280c G6 server blade solution delivers excellent performance and energy savings to reduce overall datacenter spending in power constrained scale-out environments.

vSMP Foundation aggregates multiple industry-standard off-the-shelf x86 servers into one single virtual high-end system for the High-Performance Computing (HPC) market. vSMP Foundation provides customers with an alternative to traditional expensive symmetrical multiprocessor (SMP) systems and also offers simplified clustering infrastructure with a single operating system. It supports aggregation of up to 16 servers into a single virtual SMP system, providing:

  • Up to 4 terabytes (TB) of shared memory for large memory requirements
  • Up to 128 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 utilization through a centralized and consolidated architecture

The new HP ProLiant BL280c G6 server blade has been designed for high performance and scale-out datacenters. With outstanding dual-processor performance and price per watt, the HP ProLiant BL280c helps reduce overall datacenter power consumption while maintaining high performance. The new Intel® Xeon® 5500 series processors provide significant performance improvements and faster I/O throughput. The new DDR3 memory technology is more energy efficient and has better cooling than existing memory options. Overall, the HP ProLiant BL280c offers customers the latest technology for improved power efficiency and performance optimization. These blades feature up to 96 GB of ECC DDR 3 DIMMS, two PCI-express expansion slots, and support both SA and SATA HDD drives.

“I am very happy for ScaleMP and HP to be working together and have vSMP Foundation support for the ProLiant BL280c G6 blade,” said Shai Fultheim, founder and CEO of ScaleMP. “This announcement enables HPC customers to get a cost-effective, high performance supercomputer resource by aggregating multiple blades, capable of solving bigger problems and accelerating time to innovation.”

“Customers demand scalable solutions that deliver superior performance and maximize return on technology investment,” said Steve Cumings, director of marketing for the Scalable Computing and Infrastructure organization at HP. “The new HP BL280c G6 server blade combined with the vSMP Foundation offers customers configuration flexibility and scalability.”

Published Tuesday, June 30, 2009 6:28 PM by David Marshall
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