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ScaleMP Announces Wide Availability of Qualified Intel Xeon Processor 5500 Series Based Server Platforms

ScaleMP, a leading provider of virtualization solutions for high-end computing, announced qualification and support of over ten server platforms based on the latest Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series (previously codenamed “Nehalem”) from major server vendors. vSMP Foundation now supports new Intel Xeon processor 5500 series based servers from Appro, Cray, Dell, HP, IBM, Intel, SUN, and Supermicro. The combined vSMP Foundation and Intel Xeon processor 5500 series based server solutions deliver a high performance, energy efficient, versatile, solution optimized for High Performance Computing (HPC) environments.

“I am very happy to say that shortly after launch of the Intel Xeon processor 5500 series by Intel, vSMP Foundation virtualization software was able to support many server offerings utilizing the new Intel Xeon processor 5500 series. A significant number of customers are running these systems in production,” said Shai Fultheim, founder and CEO of ScaleMP. “It is a clear validation of our approach to scalable high-end computing, where virtualization can replace the costly and time consuming approach of building customized high-end systems.”

“The new Intel® Server System SR1600UR offers a highly integrated and expandable server system supporting Intel Xeon processor 5500 series, creating a new standard of unsurpassed performance and energy efficiency for the industry,” said Lisa Graff, general manager of Enterprise Platforms and Services Division (EPSD) in the Server Platforms Group, Intel. “With the ability of vSMP Foundation virtualization software to aggregate multiple Intel Xeon processor 5500 series based servers, and create a single shared memory, virtual system, customers are able to scale the power and performance of the new Intel Xeon processor 5500 series processors, and Intel® Server Products. This will support large memory and large core count application requirements, while simplifying the management of the system.”

About vSMP Foundation

vSMP Foundation aggregates multiple industry-standard off-the-shelf x86 servers (rack mounted or blade systems) 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 customers with:

  • Up to 4 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 
Published Thursday, September 17, 2009 5:50 AM by David Marshall
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