University of New Orleans Fund
Shared-Memory Multiprocessor (SMM) systems provide a simple programming model compatible with a large base of existing applications and operating systems. They naturally lend themselves to providing a Single System Image (SSI) running a single Operating-System (OS) instance with a single resource name space. vNUMA, for virtual NUMA, is a virtual machine that presents a cluster as a virtual shared-memory multiprocessor. It is designed to make the computational power of clusters available to legacy applications and operating systems.