Virtualization for aggregation

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Virtualization for aggregation combines physical servers and their memory and CPU power to create a single, large virtual machine.[1]

Virtualization for aggregation is the opposite of traditional server virtualization, which partitions a single physical system so that multiple OSes can be run on the hardware. The technology is primarily used to run compute-intensive applications on a virtual symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) system, and can benefit users who want to provide very large memory and capacity resources for high-performance computing (HPC) needs without having to invest in proprietary SMP systems, which are beyond the reach of many users.


  1. ^ Powell, James (2010-03-25). "Q&A: Server Virtualization for Aggregation - Enterprise Systems". Retrieved 2012-05-17.