ScaleMP just announced record-breaking results for x86 systems. vSMP Foundation based platform is the world’s fastest x86 system based on the SPEC CPU 2006 benchmark. SPECfp_rate_base2006 achieved is 666, which is the best ever x86-based result and 2x faster than the previous best x86 published result. This performance is achieved on 32 Intel Xeon (2.93GHz) cores with HT enabled connected with Mellanox QDR HCAs and switch. It is among the top 30 results ever published. The official results can be viewed at SPEC.org web site http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/res2009q2/cpu2006-20090423-07117.html
SPEC CPU Benchmark is the industry-standard, CPU-intensive benchmark suite, stressing a system’s processor, memory subsystem and compiler. It is designed to provide a comparative measure of compute-intensive performance across the widest practical range of hardware using workloads developed from real user applications.
ScaleMP continues to deliver on the unique and innovative value proposition vSMP Foundation delivers; delivering unmatched scalability and performance with the simplified operating model of large SMP systems at the cost of managed clusters, to bring tremendous value for High Performance Computing customers. To put this in perspective, x86 virtual SMP systems based on Mellanox QDR and ScaleMP’s vSMP Foundation are performing equal to or better than traditional large systems that cost 2x to 3x the price. It is also noteworthy that ScaleMP’s software was available to customers supporting the new Intel Nehalem processors the day they were launched, and fulfilling on the promise of delivering High Performance and Technical Computing to the masses.
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