ScaleMP: Hypervisor on Steroids

You think you know all of the hypervisors? How about this one: I recently took a tour of the ScaleMP Versatile SMP (vSMP) hypervisor, which is interesting in that it’s targeted to very high-performance workloads. The basic idea here is that commodity server equipment is aggregated together via a high-speed InfiniBand connection, either a switch or via a series of point-to-point connections. The vSMP hypervisor is targeted as a replacement for high-end compute environments in favor of replacing them with less expensive yet very powerful commodity servers. ScaleMP touts 60 to 80 percent cost savings over the supercomputer model with their vSMP hypervisor solution.

Read the entire post online at Virtualization Review.

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