ScaleMP vSMP Available on Sun Blade 6000

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Several days ago, we posted an article detailing the booth layout for Sun Microsystems and its various parnter organizations at SC08.  In it, we speculated on a few topics, one of which was the partnership between Sun and ScaleMP.  At the time, it seemed like a long shot, but instead we’re two for two on speculations this week!

ScaleMP has announced that their vSMP Foundation Standalone software is now available on Sun’s Blade 6000 Modular system.  The system, in conjunction with the Sun Blade X6250 Server Module, will allow customers to create single, virutal symmetric multiprocessor [SMP] systems.  The thought being to create an SMP for applications that require more memory and [x86] cores currently available in a single system image.

We are looking forward to delivering to our HPC customers higher levels of performance and lower complexity by combining the ScaleMP leading-edge aggregation platform with the Sun Blade systems in an integrated package with best-of-breed memory and I/O capabilities,” said Björn Andersson, director of HPC marketing at Sun Microsystems. “This simplified and centralized approach offers end-user organizations the benefits of a virtual SMP environment at cluster pricing.”

ScaleMP definitely has some interesting technology.  For more information on the parntership, read the full release here at HPCWire.