ScaleMP is the leader in virtualization for high-end computing, providing high performance and low 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. vSMP Foundation aggregates up to 128 x86 systems to create a single system with up to 10240 cores and 64TB of shared memory.

Solutions based on vSMP Foundation provide superior performance at prices significantly lower than traditional SMPs and comparable to managed x86 clusters. These solutions have the advantages of the traditional SMP operating model (ease of installation and management, as well as large memory), while using the broad x86-based applications portfolio. For cluster customers, vSMP solutions can continue to run parallel applications at the same levels of performance, without the complexities of multiple operating systems management, application provisioning, cluster file system and cluster interconnect management.

In addition, the I/O (input/output) architecture is significantly simplified and less expensive (particularly for fast scratch storage). Cluster customers also get a versatile computing platform that can run large memory and high-core count jobs in addition to parallel workloads. The programming model is also more flexible since it can run Message Passing Interface (MPI), OpenMP™, and multithreaded and legacy code at optimum performance for high-performance computing (HPC) environments.