"We selected vSMP Foundation from ScaleMP as the sole available solution turning cluster hardware into an SMP; as a single machine, it allows us to distribute the jobs without using any batch/queuing system, and we only need to manage one logical entity rather than a collection of nodes. We are looking forward to putting vSMP Foundation to work for our scientists", stated Dr. Dirk Bockelmann of the department NMR-based Structural Biology at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry.
"We are excited about this recent addition to our ever-expanding list of leading scientific and research institution clients worldwide", stated Shai Fultheim, founder and CEO of ScaleMP. "We have announced a special academic licensing plan at SC16 and are experiencing strong growth in deployments of vSMP Foundation as it enables the researchers do more with their budget: buy more compute for the same investment, and get more research done while worrying less about HPC system operation and management."
vSMP Foundation aggregates multiple, industry-standard, off-the-shelf x86 servers into a single virtual high-end system. vSMP Foundation provides customers with an alternative to traditional, expensive, symmetrical multiprocessing (SMP) systems, and it also offers simplified clustering infrastructure with a single operating system. It supports aggregation of as many as 128 servers into a single virtual SMP system and also enables the transparent use of NVM storage as system memory, providing customers with: