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ScaleMP Announces Support for SUSE Linux

Virtualization solutions company announced support for SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 from Novell

ScaleMP, a provider of virtualization solutions for high-end computing, is announcing support for SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 from Novell on its flagship vSMP Foundation virtualization software. SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 is the recently released Linux platform from Novell that drives mission-critical computing from the desktop to the data center. This new release offers improved scalability and in conjunction with vSMP Foundation enables users to deploy scalable x86-based SMP systems.

vSMP Foundation aggregates multiple industry-standard off-the-shelf x86 servers 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, as well as 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

SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 delivers innovations in several areas, including appliances, interoperability and mission-critical computing. SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 now includes a minimum configuration of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, called SUSE Linux Enterprise JeOS (Just enough Operating System), that enables ISVs to quickly and easily deliver virtual appliances.

“SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 is an ideal platform for the business realities of today's heterogeneous environments,” said Justin Steinman, Vice President, Solutions and Product Marketing at Novell. “SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 fully supports the evolution of customers’ data centers, as they build and manage critical workloads in both physical and virtual environments, and eventually the cloud. The flexibility and reliability of SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 in conjunction with vSMP Foundation allows customers to reduce cost, manage complexity and mitigate risk in these tough economic times.”

“ScaleMP is pleased to expand vSMP Foundation to support SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 release,” said Shai Fultheim, founder and CEO of ScaleMP. “Our customers can now take advantage of the new functionality and performance available with SUSE Linux Enterprise 11, scaling up to 128 cores of the new Nehalem processors from Intel, while enjoying the benefits of a host of new enterprise-class features available in the recently announced vSMP Foundation 2.0.”

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