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Scalable Symmetric Multi Processor Nodes

ScaleMP

The Viglen-ScaleMP versatile Symmetric Multi Processor (vSMP) architecture aggregates multiple x86 systems into a single virtual x86 system, delivering an industry-standard, high-end SMP computer. Using software to replace custom hardware and components, Viglen offers a new, revolutionary computing paradigm.

Viglen’s solutions provide significant benefits throughout the compute chain, allowing customers to:

  • AGGREGATE
    several systems to create large x86 systems
     
  • SCALE
    application compute, memory and I/O resources in a near linear fashion resulting in top performance
     
  • SIMPLIFY
    system installation and ongoing management by reducing the total number of systems
     
  • SAVE
    money by leveraging standard components to deliver SMP at cluster prices

The solution can be dynamically re-provisioned, providing flexibility by allowing users or the job scheduler to dynamically boot the system up in SMP mode when large jobs are requested, and run as normal compute nodes when there are no large memory requirements1.

1Dynamic re-provisioning of the SMP/Standard mode is achievable
through pxe/ipmi controlled by a Viglen headnode with Rocks+

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Key Features

vSMP Foundation Key Advantages
The next generation of affordable high-end SMP systems possible for computer manufacturers and end users. High-end SMPs can be created without investing tens or hundreds of millions of dollars in proprietary R&D, and losing valuable time to market.

PDF ScaleMP spec sheet

ScaleMP enables the creation of very affordable midrange to high-end SMP computers using commodity x86 server boards and standard interconnects that deliver the lowest overall Total Cost of Ownership by:

  • Run any type of HPC applications providing best of breed performance for both cluster and SMP applications
  • Use the latest generation of chips and interconnects to provide best performance at volume pricing
  • Maintain cost benefits of Clusters, minimizing the use of custom hardware and components
Manufacturing
  • Computational Structural Mechanics (CSM)
  • ABAQUS/Explicit
  • ABAQUS/Standard
  • ANSYS Mechanical
  • LSTC LS-DNYA
  • ALTAIR Radioss
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • FLUENT
  • ANSYS OFX
  • CD adapco STAR-CD
  • AVL FIRE
  • Others
  • inTrace OpenRT
     
Life Science
  • AMBER
  • Schrodinger Jaguar
  • Schrodinger Glide
  • NAMD
  • DOCK
  • GAMESS
  • GOLD
  • Blast/mpBLAST
  • GROMACS
  • MOLPRO
  • OpenEye FRED
  • OpenEye OMEGA
  • SCM ADF
  • HMMER
Energy
  • Schlumberger ECLIPSE
  • Paradigm Geophysical GeoDepth
  • 3DGEO 3DPSDM
Horizontal & Benchmarks
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
  • SPEC CPU2000
  • STREAM (OMP)
Specifications
Form Factor
2U Rackmount
Base Board
(Four Boards per chassis, up to sixteen boards in total per virtual SMP system) SuperMicro X8DTT-IBQF motherboard (ConnectX QDR*)
ScaleMP versatile SMP (vSMP) Module
The Versatile SMP architecture enables the creation of high-end SMP systems (module per board)
Hot-Pluggable Nodes
Four low profile AOC slots per chassis (One slot per board) Hot swappable motherboard module
Enclosure Power
110/220 volt single phase AC support (20 Amp)
Processor Options
Quad (Nehalem 55xx) & Dual (5502) Core Intel® 64-bit Xeon Support
Memory (per board, 16 boards max per SMP system)
Up to 96GB of DDR3 ECC Reg 1333/1066/800MHz SDRAM in 12 DIMMs
Integrated SATA Interface
Intel® ICH10R SATA 3.0Gbps Controller
RAID 0,1,5,10 (Windows)
RAID 0,1,10 (Linux)
Chipset
Intel® 5520 Chipset (Tylersberg) with QPI up to 6.4GT/sec
Infiniband (SMP Communication Fabric)
Mellanox ConnectX DDR Infiniband 20Gbps Controller with QSFP connector
Network
  • Dual LAN with Intel® 82576 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
  • Intel® I/OAT 3 support for fast, scaleable and reliable networking
  • VMDq support for better performance of virtualization
  • One Realtek RTL8201N PHY (dedicated IPMI)
Drive Bays
Twelve 3.5" hot-swap SAS/SATA drives
Display Adaptor
Matrox G200eW
 
* QDR Infiniband switch required for SMP internal communication
 
PCI Expansion
One PCI-E 2.0 x16 support riser card
IPMI Management
IPMI 2.0 + KVM with dedicated LAN
External Ports
  • Two stacked USB connectors on rear of chassis
  • Three RJ45 LAN Ports (two network, one IPMI)
PC Health Monitoring
  • Monitors for CPU Cores, +1.5V, +3.3V, +5V, +12V, +5 Stdby, +3.3 Stdby, VBAT, Memory Voltages
  • CPU Core 6-Phase-switching voltage regulator
Thermal Control
Overheat LED indication, 4-pin PWM fan speed control
Power Supply
1200W high-efficiency (1+1) redundant power supply (80PLUS Gold Certified)
System Cooling
Total of four 4-pin PWM fans
Server Management
Free software tools supplied with the server to allow for easy management via the web allowing you to control and monitor your server from anywhere and anytime.
Health Monitoring
CPU and System temperatures, System voltages, CPU and Chassis Fans, Chassis Intrusion & Redundant Power Failure
Remote Control
Graceful power shutdown and reboot or hard power shutdown and reset without notice
System Dimensions (H x W x D)
2U Rackmount — 3.47" x 17.25" x 28.5"
Environment
Ambient Temperature
Operating — 10°C to 35°C
Non-operating/storage — 40°C to +70°C
Relative Humidity
Non-operating: 90% @ 30°C )
Standard Warranty
3 Years On-Site with a 5 working day response. Additional options are available; please speak to your Account Manager