Inside Analysis

ScaleMP

vendor_logo_scalempScaleMP is a leader in virtualization for in-memory high-end computing, providing higher performance and lower total cost of ownership as compared with traditional shared-memory systems. The company’s innovative Versatile SMP (vSMP) architecture aggregates multiple x86 systems into a single virtual x86 system, delivering an industry-standard, high-end shared-memory computer. Using software to replace custom hardware and components, ScaleMP offers a new, revolutionary computing paradigm. vSMP Foundation is a software-only solution that reduces overall system (CAPEX) and management complexities (OPEX) costs. vSMP Foundation aggregates up to 128 x86 systems to create a single system with up to 32,768 cpus and up to 256 TB of shared memory.

With installations in more than 30 countries around the world, solutions based on vSMP Foundation provide superior performance for database, analytics and simulation applications in commercial, government and public sectors. These solutions conserve the advantages of the traditional shared-memory systems operating model (ease of installation and management as well as large memory), while leveraging the cost structure of x86-based servers and providing access to a broad applications portfolio.

Product Watch

When it became clear in about 2006 that VMware had established a market for software that could partition a single server into a handful virtual servers, it occurred to us that it would not be long before VMware itself, or some other company, moved up in scale and began to offer technology that virtualized clusters or even grids of servers. It has happened, although not as swiftly as we expected it to, and the company that is leading the charge is ScaleMP.

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