HPC Cluster Management Software offers comprehensive solution.

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Installed and managed from single console, Platform HPC Enterprise Edition features integrated system of cluster configuration, deployment, monitoring, and management capabilities. Program uses web portal as single interface for both users and administrators, and allows users to submit and manage jobs, view results, and access job data with commonly used commercial applications. Integration support is included for Abaqus, Ansys, Blast, Eclipse, Fluent, LS-Dyna, and Nastran.

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Platform Computing Launches Platform HPC Enterprise Edition Suite

Cluster Lifecycle Management Solution is the first Comprehensive Productivity Tool that Makes Using HPC Clusters Simpler

TORONTO and SAN JOSE, Calif., -- Platform Computing, the leader in cluster, grid and cloud management software, today announced the availability of Platform HPC Enterprise Edition, a comprehensive cluster management solution to help set-up and use a cluster with more power and simplicity for technical application users. Installed and managed from a single console, Platform HPC Enterprise Edition features an integrated system of cluster configuration, deployment, monitoring and management capabilities that address the needs of general cluster environments. With application integration support for some of the most popular HPC applications, users can harness the flexibility, power, and scalability needed to radically improve the performance of their applications.

"Cray's customers are using the Cray CX1 and Cray CX1000 supercomputers for a wide array of engineering, research and design applications," said Ian Miller, senior vice president, productivity solutions group and marketing, Cray. "Leveraging the comprehensive Platform HPC Enterprise Edition software stack as the foundation for Cray Cluster Manager provides our Cray CX1 and Cray CX1000 customers with exceptional ease-of-use and powerful workload management tools that maximize the utilization of their systems."

Platform HPC Enterprise Edition can easily deploy, run and manage the entire lifecycle of an HPC cluster. Featuring a web portal as the single interface for both users and administrators the solution allows users to submit and manage their jobs, view results and access job data with commonly-used commercial applications. In addition, the integrated solution reduces the time and effort required for application deployment and for cluster installation, maintenance and troubleshooting. Platform HPC Enterprise Edition includes Platform Cluster Manager, Platform LSF, Platform MPI (formerly called HP MPI), Platform Application Center, Platform RTM monitoring dashboard, and Platform ISF Adaptive Cluster for making HPC clusters dynamic.

"The Cray CX1000 and Cray CX1 systems including Cray Cluster Manager, which is built on Platform Computing's technology, will play a pivotal role in Swift's continuing commitment to motorsport and will help Swift set new industry standards in innovative design and manufacturing. Cray Cluster Manager is an ideal solution for us to meet our demanding design challenges," said Jan Wesley Refsdal, president, Swift Engineering, a California-based designer and manufacturer of open-wheeled race cars.

Platform HPC Enterprise Edition also includes integration support for popular HPC applications. This integration support is available through the Platform HPC Enterprise Edition web portal, providing easy deployment and intuitive use for these application workloads on the HPC cluster. Support is initially included for Abaqus, Ansys, Blast, Eclipse, Fluent, LS-Dyna, and Nastran.

"Cluster users and administrators, especially those managing larger systems, need a solution that focuses on efficiently running applications," said Tripp Purvis, vice president, business development, Platform Computing. "Platform HPC Enterprise Edition offers a one-stop shopping experience -- a complete cluster solution that provides superior user performance, improved reliability and reduced cost of ownership while removing the complexity associated with HPC clusters."


The Platform HPC Enterprise Edition is available immediately and can be purchased from one of Platform Computing's certified channel partners: www.platform.com/partners/directory. More information on the product can be found at platform.com/cluster-computing/platform-hpc-suite/platform-hpc-ente rprise-edition.

On May 26, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. ET Platform will host a webinar to discuss the product features, capabilities and benefits of the new Platform HPC Enterprise Edition. To register and find out more about the webinar speakers and logistics, please visit: www.platform.com/go/2010/platformhpcsuite/hpcee.html.

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 17 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, HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Red Hat, and SAS. Visit www.platform.com.

CONTACT: Asia Pacific: Lorraine Sutton of Platform Computing, +1-905-948-4247, lorraine@platform.com

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