HPC Management Software includes workload scheduler.
May 23, 2011 -
Featuring web-based interface, Platform HPC 3 takes complexity out of creating, using, managing, and monitoring cluster environments. Administrators can customize metrics they need to monitor, including those from third-party management software, to create environment tailored to organization requirements. Software includes fully automated failover capabilities for workload management, cluster management, and reporting and monitoring tools, as well as automatic recovery when primary nodes return.
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Platform Computing Redefines Usability with Its HPC Product Line
With the Debut of Platform HPC 3, Platform Computing Sets a New Standard for HPC Management Software
TORONTO, -- Platform Computing, the leader in cluster, grid and cloud management software, today announced the availability of the next generation of its high performance computing (HPC) management product, Platform HPC 3. Leveraging an 18-year legacy in developing established and affordable solutions for workload management, Platform HPC 3 includes the power expected of a mature HPC workload scheduler with the added benefit of new features for easily managing heterogeneous cluster environments. With its completely re-designed web-based interface, improved monitoring and management and new high availability features, Platform HPC 3 is the easiest and most complete HPC management software available today.
Platform HPC redefines usability by taking the complexity out of creating, using, managing and monitoring cluster environments. Supported by an extensive network of channel distributors and independent software vendors (ISVs) focused on the technical application market, Platform HPC provides the ability for non-technical users to create a complete HPC environment without being dependent on IT or an HPC administrator. Robust cluster and workload management, monitoring, and reporting capabilities are accessible using the redesigned web-based interface - resulting in a shorter time to system readiness and higher user productivity. Additionally, Platform HPC includes the capabilities to easily integrate with the most widely used HPC applications on the market, enabling users to quickly and easily leverage their clusters for the jobs they need processed. Using Platform HPC 3, administrators can also customize the metrics they need to monitor, including those from third-party management software tools, to create an environment that is tailored specifically to their organization's unique requirements.
-- Platform HPC 3 is designed with end users in mind to help them improve business productivity by accelerating project completion and reducing infrastructure overhead costs. The product's redesigned intuitive interface and support for a diverse set of applications make it ideal for a variety of industries that may struggle with poor application and workstation performance, including manufacturing, oil and gas, energy, life sciences, media/digital content creation, higher education, research and government.
-- Platform HPC allows users of all skill levels to quickly deploy, run and manage HPC clusters while maintaining application performance and workload balance. As the most complete HPC management product available today, users benefit from a mature and proven set of management tools based on Platform's 18-year history in workload management.
-- Platform HPC includes support for a variety of widely used commercial and open source technical applications including: ANSYS Mechanical, ANSYS Fluent, LS-DYNA, MSC Nastran, NCBI Blast, Schlumberger ECLIPSE, Simulia Abaqus, NWChem, ClustalW and HMMER. More templates are being added regularly. The product is also integrated with a variety of third party management software including Intel Cluster Checker, QLogic Fabric Manager and the Terascala management solution, enabling administrators to monitor and receive alerts on the status of non-server devices using the Platform HPC interface.
New, intuitive web-based interface
-- Includes a new GUI for provisioning with a provisioning wizard and an enhanced view across of the HPC environment
-- Monitors GPUs, including number, temperature and ECC errors
-- Provides enhanced alerts and provisioning status updates
-- Integrates with third party management software to monitor and alert abnormal status for non-server devices
-- Includes fully automated failover capabilities for workload management, cluster management and reporting and monitoring tools, as well as automatic recovery when primary nodes return
Improved cluster management
-- Incorporates enhanced kit building tools, NIC bonding, status provisioning, two-step node installation, support for a various networks (custom, private, public/corporate), and license installation for arbitrary license servers
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About Platform Computing
Platform Computing is the leader in cluster, grid and cloud management software -- serving more than 2,000 of the world's most demanding organizations. For 18 years, our workload and resource management solutions have delivered IT responsiveness and lower costs for enterprise and HPC applications. Platform has strategic relationships with Cray, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Red Hat, and SAS. Visit www.platform.com.
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