ScaleMP announced a new version of vSMP today
ScaleMP, a leading provider of virtualization solutions for high-end computing, is announcing version 2.0 of its flagship vSMP Foundation software. This new release offers significantly enhanced performance through support for the future Intel Nehalem processor family when they become available, and enhanced enterprise class features such as increased high-availability, partitioning of single virtual system to multiple isolated environments, extended remote management, enhanced profiling capabilities to improve application performance and support for Emulex LightPulse Fibre Channel (FC) HBAs.
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, as well as simplified clustering infrastructure with a single operating system.
Among many improvements, this latest version of vSMP can aggregate up to 32 Nehalem processors with 4 TB of memory and 32 cores.