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ScaleMP Announces Partnership with Boston Ltd.

ScaleMP™, a leading provider of virtualization solutions for high-end computing, today announced a new partnership with Boston Limited, a leading UK-based manufacturer of high performance, low-power server, storage and clustered solutions. The Boston xScaler-vSMP products deliver up to 8.5 TB RAM - the largest memory footprint for an AMD Opteron computing solution.

The xScaler-vSMP starts with 2 Terabytes (TB) of memory coupled with AMD Opteron™ Model 6386 SE CPUs at an affordable price, starting at $60,000. Incremental memory options of 2TB are available as additional add-ons.

The xScaler-vSMP is ideal for high performance computing environments with high speed memory requirements. Typical users will include:

  • Life Sciences – genome assembly and de Novo computations
  • In-memory database analysis

“We are very excited to be able to offer a very high memory appliance at a low cost. We know there are many customers who require a number of terabytes of memory in an affordable package. By partnering with ScaleMP, we are able to respond to our customer needs,” stated David Power, Director of HPC at Boston Ltd.

“Boston is responding to many customers’ most demanding requirements for a system which offers very high amounts of memory and fast processing. The xScaler-vSMP from Boston Ltd. gives users the ability to economically address environments where applications need many terabytes of memory,” stated Shai Fultheim, CEO and founder of ScaleMP.

About vSMP Foundation

vSMP Foundation aggregates multiple industry-standard off-the-shelf x86 servers into a single virtual high-end system. vSMP Foundation provides customers with an alternative to traditional expensive symmetrical multiprocessing (SMP) systems, and also offers simplified clustering infrastructure with a single operating system. It supports aggregation of up to 128 servers into a single virtual SMP system, providing customers with:

  • Up to 256 TB of shared memory for large memory requirements
  • Up to 32,768 cores virtual SMP, proven scalability and record-breaking memory bandwidth
  • Ease of use and lowest total cost of ownership for clusters coupled with simplified storage architecture
  • On-demand SMP with support for most common provisioning systems, allowing for increased data center utilization with consolidated architecture

For more information on vSMP Foundation, please visit www.ScaleMP.com/products.

About ScaleMP

ScaleMP is the leader in virtualization for high-end computing, providing maximum performance and lower total cost of ownership. The innovative Versatile SMP™ (vSMP) architecture aggregates multiple independent systems into a single virtual system, delivering an industry-standard, high-end symmetric multiprocessing computer. Using software to replace custom hardware and components, ScaleMP offers a new, revolutionary computing paradigm. For more information, please call +1 (408) 342-0330 or visit http://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.

About Boston Limited

With over 20 years’ experience in trading within the distribution and OEM marketplace, Boston continues to lead the way in providing the latest high-performance, power-optimized technologies into the datacentre, HPC, ISP, Military, VFX, Enterprise and Broadcast markets with multi-award winning server, storage, workstation and clustered solutions. Since the successful launch of Boston IT Solutions (India) Private Limited in 2009, we announced the launch of Boston Server & Storage Solutions GmbH in 2010. Expansion into both regions has been driven purely by market demand for alternate vendors providing high-performance and high value-add systems. As our global reach continues to expand we plan on opening further global facilities to improve and expand the services we offer. For more information about Boston, please visit www.boston.co.uk and follow @BostonLimited on Twitter.

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