V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016):
Service Pack 2 (MS, Windows, XP)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
Scalable POWERparallel 2.
A line of RISC-based processors from IBM using symmetric
multi-processing. SP/2 replaced SP/1.
The SP2 is a classical MPP design, based on a Shared
Nothing architecture. The SP2 is an example of the
Distributed Memory Processor (DMP) parallel model, with
individual nodes interconnected over a LAN, or a
High-Performance Switch (HPS). SP2 systems can have from 2 to
512 nodes. Each node is a RISC system/6000 running IBM's
AIX operating system.
The SP2 supports applications in both technical and commercial
environments. In terms of commercial applications, the SP2 is
typically being used in support of, MIS/DSS including
data mining, business applications e.g. SAP, Alternative
Mainframe/Mainframe Offload, LAN Server Consolidation.