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Platform Computing Acquires Scali Manage Business
Oct 29, 2007 (10:10 AM EDT)


TORONTO, and MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Platform Computing announced today it has acquired the Scali Manage business from Massachusetts-based Scali Inc. Scali Manage(TM) is an integrated and flexible High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster management and monitoring system. This strategic acquisition supports Platform's vision to be the partner of choice for HPC infrastructure software worldwide. The Scali Manage product complements Platform's existing HPC offerings and extends Platform's products' cluster and grid management capabilities.

While the use of clusters and grid infrastructure is on the rise, the integration and management of these systems remains complex. Products such as Platform Open Cluster Stack (OCS)* and Scali Manage have been developed specifically to improve performance, simplicity, and lower the support cost necessary to operate a HPC infrastructure. With the acquisition of Scali Manage, Platform will build upon the success of Platform OCS by integrating components of both technologies into a best-of-breed product offering.

As part of the purchase agreement, Platform has retained all key sales, development, and support personnel and will continue to sell, support, and enhance Scali Manage. In addition, Scali Manage will be integrated with Platform's LSF product by the second quarter of 2008. Scali Manage customers will receive ongoing support and maintenance consistent with Platform's world- class 24/7 support and services practice.

"This acquisition will enable Platform to extend customer value and create significant growth within the HPC market," said Songnian Zhou, CEO, Platform Computing. "Building on 15 years of market leadership, we intend to expand our product offerings to meet customer and industry demands, and to redefine the market by providing a common HPC infrastructure stack for heterogeneous cluster and grid environments."

"The sale of Scali Manage allows Scali to focus on our ongoing commitments to deliver the highest performing MPI product line in the industry," said Jack Kay, CEO, Scali Inc. "This deal is a win-win for both companies."

Platform's mission is to help analysts, engineers and scientists advance the world by exploiting the power of High Performance Computing. The company is a pioneer in HPC and Grid software solutions. Platform's strategy is to define and deliver the complete infrastructure software stack for scale-out applications in all HPC industries including Electronics, Oil and Gas, Industrial Manufacturing, Government/Research, Education, Life Sciences and Financial Services, globally.

About Platform Computing

Platform Computing is a pioneer and the global leader in High Performance Computing (HPC) infrastructure software. The company delivers integrated software solutions that enable organizations to improve time-to-results and reduce computing costs. Many of the world's largest companies rely on Platform for workload management and cluster and grid management. Platform has over 2,000 global customers and strategic relationships with Dell, HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Red Hat and SAS, along with the industry's broadest support for HPC applications. Building on 15 years of market leadership, Platform continues to define the HPC market. Visit www.platform.com .

About Scali Inc.

Founded in 1997, Scali is the leading developer of higher performance clustering solutions that enable companies to maximize their investment in their performance datacenters. Hundreds of companies, including Goodyear, Daimler, Chrysler, Lockheed Martin, US Army and Naval Air, and Schlumberger benefit from using Scali's cluster management solutions and MPI libraries. Scali helps these customers fully leverage their datacenter investments, respond quickly to evolving business requirements, lower IT costs and reduce datacenter complexity. The company is headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts with research and development in Oslo, Norway and Nagpur, India.

* This product includes software developed by the Rocks Cluster Group at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego and its contributors. All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

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