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Platform Computing Unveils Platform Manage Suite
May 20, 2008 (12:05 PM EDT)


TORONTO, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Platform Computing, the global leader in High Performance Computing (HPC) management software, has unveiled a suite of products to help customers manage resources and control costs within HPC and grid computing environments. The Platform Manage suite includes the products Platform Manager, formerly known as Scali Manage (acquired from Scali Inc. in 2007), Platform RTM, Platform Analytics and Platform VM Orchestrator (VMO). The company's existing suite of products, now referred to as Platform Accelerate, includes the industry leading products Platform LSF and Platform Symphony that accelerate compute and data intensive applications. Together, these two suites comprise the fundamental HPC management software needed by enterprise users to develop and run applications and manage HPC environments.

As HPC and grid computing becomes more pervasive, the Platform Manage suite addresses the growing need to reduce the complexity of cluster and grid management. The suite delivers a broad range of capabilities that enable customers to deploy, administer, track, report, monitor, provision, and manage compute resources and applications. Platform Computing will offer a range of HPC management software for industries such as Electronics, Industrial Manufacturing, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Oil & Gas, and Government & Education. While both Platform Manage and Platform Accelerate are integrated solutions, the individual products can be adopted separately or together based on customer requirements.

"As the use of HPC grows, Platform's strategy is to make it easier for users to deploy and manage these complex environments," said Songnian Zhou, CEO, Platform Computing. "The products within the Platform Manage suite will greatly benefit medium and large enterprises in their efforts to control costs, manage grid performance and reduce energy use. These products are integrated with our widely used workload management solutions to further simplify the deployment and the customer adoption of enterprise grid. Also, Platform Manager works across heterogeneous hardware and software environments including other workload management solutions, recognizing that every HPC system is different. We want to make HPC adoption easier for all users no matter what industry or technology."

"Platform Computing is addressing top HPC user requirements for improved HPC parallel application development tools, improved job management and better cluster system management," said Earl C. Joseph, Vice President, High Performance Systems, IDC. "The HPC cluster market has seen stellar growth over the last five years and now represents over 65% of all HPC servers. But as clusters get larger and more complex they are also becoming considerably harder to use and mange. A crucial part of HPC clusters is the ability to manage the cluster, including job and system management, which are consistently identified by end-users as the top requirements for their clusters. What's refreshing is that Platform Computing is completely open and encouraging a heterogeneous plug and play approach for Platform Manage. This should be good for the HPC industry and for end-users."

Platform Computing continues its commitment to Platform Open Cluster Stack (OCS) 5, a complete HPC management software solution targeted at new adopters. It is an integrated set of open source-based technologies and tools that minimizes the cost, deployment and management of Linux clusters. Platform OCS 5 is available to the market promoted by our partners Dell, HP, and Red Hat and supported through the Intel(R) Cluster Ready Program.

About Platform Computing

Platform Computing is a pioneer and the global leader in High Performance Computing (HPC) management 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 to accelerate compute and data intensive applications and manage cluster and grid systems. 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 .

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