VMWare today announced 4-Way VMware Virtual SMP (symmetric multiprocessing). 4-Way VMware Virtual SMP will enable a single virtual machine to span four processors, making virtual machines ideal for all applications, even resource-intensive applications like large enterprise databases, ERP applications and Microsoft Exchange, according to VMWare. The 4-Way VMware Virtual SMP follows VMware’s first delivery of 2-Way VMware Virtual SMP in 2003.
VMWare said that the Virtual SMP currently is in testing. The software will be available in the second half of 2005 and will be an add-on product to the firm’s ESX Server. Pricing has not been announced yet.