Software manages large volumes of short-run workloads.

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To promote overall cluster and grid performance, Platform LSF 7 Update 3 intelligently schedules and guarantees completion of workloads across distributed and virtualized IT environments. Session Scheduler add-on enhances cluster utilization and application performance by offering low-latency and high-throughput scheduling, faster time-to-business results, and optimizing utilization of resources. Also included, scheduling policies give users finer control over job parameters.

Original Press Release:

Platform Computing Announces Breakthrough in Workload Management Software

New Innovation Promises Vast Improvement in Cluster and Grid Performance

TORONTO, May 19 -- Platform Computing, the global leader in High Performance Computing (HPC) management software, announces the latest version of its industry leading workload management product. Platform LSF intelligently schedules and guarantees the completion of workloads across distributed, virtualized IT environments including desktops, servers, and mainframes. This release greatly improves the handling of large volumes of short run workloads, resulting in a dramatic increase in performance of the overall cluster.

Platform LSF 7 Update 3 delivers a breakthrough innovation called Session Scheduler, which enhances cluster utilization and application performance. This innovative technology will be available as an add-on to Platform LSF and brings low-latency and high-throughput scheduling to environments running large volumes of short duration jobs, delivering much faster time-to-business results and better utilization of compute resources. In addition, LSF 7 Update 3 includes improved scheduling policies, which give customers finer control over job parameters, resulting in increased productivity.

"As a long time customer, Cadence can attest to the remarkable performance and business benefits that Platform LSF offers," said Steve MacQuiddy, Director of Server Farm Operations, Cadence. "Now with Platform LSF Session Scheduler, we experienced over 70% improvement in cluster performance when running large volumes of short duration jobs. In addition, the improved management functionality in LSF 7 Update 3 empowers our-end users, relieving the load on LSF administrators, and subsequently providing us the flexibility and speed needed to maintain our competitive advantage."

"Platform continually strives to offer the best and most efficient HPC management software for customers with highly technical computing needs," said Jingwen Wang, Vice President, Products, Platform Computing. "As the HPC market leader, technological innovation is expected; Platform Computing delivers significant enhancements to Platform LSF on a quarterly basis to ensure customers have access to the latest technology. Platform has made a significant leap forward with the introduction of Session Scheduler which delivers extreme performance making it easier for our customers to produce faster results in the datacenter."

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

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