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ScaleMP Announces Support for Appro GreenBlade™ Servers Featuring the Latest Intel® XEON® Processor

ScaleMP, a leading provider of virtualization solutions for high-end computing, is announcing today the support for Appro GreenBlade™ server, gB222X featuring the new Intel® Xeon® processor. vSMP Foundation and the GreenBlade server deliver a versatile, high performance solution optimized for High Performance Computing (HPC) environments.

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

The Appro GrenBlade System is a flexible, modular, energy-efficient computing platform offering 10 blade servers/20 processors in a 5U form factor. It is ideal for scaling out high capacity computing starting from small to mid-size deployments. It also provides a complete start-up package offering the performance-density, energy-efficiency and the best savings to grow a business. The gB222X blade features the latest Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 series and DDR-3 memory. The Appro GreenBlade System is a solution in a box. It is a great alternative to 1U rack-mounted servers while offering additional value-add features at a great entry-level cost.

"The innovative GreenBlade System is flexible, easy to manage and delivers outstanding performance in a modular solution building block that can be tailored for a range of processing, networking, storage or I/O needs,” said John Lee, VP of Advanced Technology Solutions for Appro. “By combining the Appro GreenBlade System with ScaleMP’s innovative vSMP Foundation, we are able to aggregate multiple gB222X blades into a single shared memory virtual system that can support large memory and large core count workloads in addition to parallel workloads, while simplifying the installation and management of the system.”

“vSMP Foundation software combined with the Appro GreenBlade System offers terrific value for High Performance Computing (HPC) customers by delivering top performance, large memory and cost savings,” said Shai Fultheim, founder and CEO of ScaleMP. “It delivers up to 3X performance improvement with Intel Xeon Processor 5500 series compared to the previous generation product.”

About ScaleMP

ScaleMP is the leader in virtualization for high-end computing, providing maximum performance and lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). The innovative Versatile SMP™ (vSMP) architecture aggregates multiple x86 systems into a single virtual x86 system, delivering an industry-standard, high-end symmetric multiprocessor (SMP) computer. Using software to replace custom hardware and components, ScaleMP offers a new, revolutionary computing paradigm. The company is backed by Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, TL Ventures, and ABS Ventures. For more information, please call +1 (408) 342-0330 or visit www.ScaleMP.com.

vSMP Foundation is a trademark or registered trademark of ScaleMP. All other brands or products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and should be treated as such.

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