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ScaleMP Launch Release

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- ScaleMP, a provider of virtualization solutions for high-end computing, today announced the expansion of its product line based on the Versatile SMP (vSMP) architecture, which aggregates multiple industry-standard x86 servers into one powerful high-end system. By using virtualization to create high-end symmetric multiprocessor (SMP) computers from off-the-shelf x86 systems, the ScaleMP solution increases scalability and performance while saving as much as 70 percent compared to traditional SMPs. The ScaleMP product line includes two products: a standalone solution, which enables the industry’s first four-socket system at under $10,000, and an embedded solution that helps original design manufacturers (ODMs) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) build high-end systems.

ScaleMP is expanding its product line with vSMP Foundation™ Standalone, a solution that complements the existing, proven vSMP Foundation Embedded solution. vSMP Foundation Standalone uses two quad- or dual-core dual-socket Intel® Xeon® processor-based systems connected through InfiniBand to create a four-socket platform for under $10,000. vSMP Foundation Standalone provides the highest performing four-socket platform on the market today by taking advantage of Intel’s latest HPC platform based on its 45-nanometer Intel Xeon processor 5400 and 5200 series and Intel® 5400 chipset, combining the memory bandwidth and size of the two systems. vSMP Foundation Standalone provides more than 70 percent price/performance advantage compared to traditional four-socket systems, in addition to 25 percent power consumption savings and 50 percent rack-space savings.

“The ScaleMP technology based on commodity hardware allows users to benefit from the characteristics of SMPs such as simplicity of installation and management, as well as large memory, while leveraging the cost structure of low-end x86-systems,” said Joseph Martins, managing director of analyst firm Data Mobility Group. “ScaleMP offers a great alternative to partners, system integrators and end-users, looking for a non-proprietary option that would combine the benefits of scale-up and scale-out architectures while preserving their existing investments. There is no need to rip out and replace here, but to add on what you already have to significantly increase the performance and even save on power and floor space.”

In a separate release:

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- ScaleMP, a provider of virtualization solutions for high-end computing, today announced that it has received $8 million in new venture funding, bringing the total raised to $26 million. Participation in this up-round funding included all of the existing investors: Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, TL Ventures, and ABS Ventures. This announcement coincides with the official launch of the company and its technology, whose details have also been announced today.

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