AMD said an OpenStack scalability test utilizing its SeaMicro SM15000 server provisioned 168,000 virtual machines on 576 physical hosts. The first 75,000 virtual machines were deployed in six hours and thirty minutes.
The test sets a significant benchmark record for hyperscale cloud computing with a demonstration that highlights how OpenStack can quickly and reliably provision on-demand computing services at scale, said AMD.
AMD achieved the record in association with Canonical using the Ubuntu OpenStack (Icehouse) distribution. MaaS (Metal as a Service), part of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu OpenStack, was used to deliver the bare metal servers, storage and networking.
Ubuntu OpenStack 14.04 provides SeaMicro SM15000 integration with support for the system’s RESTful application programming interface (API).
The company said its SeaMicro SM15000 system in 10 rack units links 512 compute cores, 160 gigabits of I/O networking and more than five petabytes of storage with a 1.28 terabyte high-performance supercompute fabric, called Freedom fabric. The SM15000 server eliminates top-of-rack switches, terminal servers, hundreds of cables and thousands of unnecessary components for a more efficient and simple operational environment.
The AMD SeaMicro SM15000 supports the Freedom Fabric Storage products, enabling a single system to connect with more than five petabytes of storage capacity in two racks.