ScaleMP Versatile SMP: High Performance Computing Virtualization Podcast – Episode 132
In Episode 132, Douglas Brown interviews Benjamin Baer, VP of Marketing at ScaleMP. Doug and Benjamin discuss the ScaleMP Versatile SMP high performance computing virtualization solution. Benjamin does a great job walking us through ScaleMP solution, what it is, how it work, what is aggregation architecture, why you should care, and much more.
Computing virtualization is a technique for hiding the physical characteristics of a compute resource from the Operating System, applications or end users interacting with that compute resource.
There are two types of computing virtualization paradigms in the market today: Server virtualization: A single physical server appears to function as multiple logical (virtual) servers. It could also be defined as Partitioning.
Desktop virtualization: The physical location of PC desktop is separated from the user that is accessing the PC. Such a remotely accessed PC can be located at home, office, or data center, while the user is located elsewhere. It could also be defined as Remoting.
ScaleMP has created a new computing virtualization paradigm:
High-end virtualization: Multiple physical systems appear to function as a single logical system. ScaleMP defines this virtualization paradigm as Aggregation as it is basically the opposite of Partitioning.
ScaleMP is the leader in virtualization for aggregation. The innovative Versatile SMP (vSMP) architecture aggregates multiple x86 systems into a single virtual x86 system, delivering an industry-standard, high-end symmetric multiprocessor (SMP) computer. ScaleMP is using software to replace custom hardware and components, to offer a new, revolutionary computing paradigm.
To learn more please visit: ScaleMP web page
ScaleMP – Benjamin Baer, VP of Marketing
Benjamin has more than 18 years of technology marketing experience with both start up and Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining ScaleMP Benjamin served as the VP of Marketing for desktop virtualization start up Pano Logic. Additional prior roles included Senior Director of OEM Marketing at VMware and Director of Sun’s Partner Operating System marketing group. During his seven year tenure at Sun Microsystems Benjamin worked in a number of different business units including Enterprise Servers (ESPG), Netra telco solutions and Sun’s Volume Systems Products (VSP) group. Prior to joining Sun, Benjamin worked in a variety of business development, operations and marketing roles at Silicon Graphics, The Market Relations Group (A Regis McKenna Company) and PRx, Inc. Benjamin has also provided independent marketing consultant services for numerous technology startups including a number of high profile vendors in the cloud computing, enterprise software and virtualization space.