SEATTLE, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Supercomputing 2005 -- Platform Computing
Inc., the global leader in grid computing software solutions, today announced
that Platform Rocks Standard Edition (SE) will be available as a cluster
management solution for the HP Cluster Platform 3000.
Platform Rocks SE is a commercially supported and enhanced implementation
of the open source cluster management toolkit, NPACI Rocks. Platform Rocks SE
provides customers a standardized tool to simplify management and make it easy
and cost-effective for users to rapidly deploy, configure and monitor their
Designed to be flexible, reliable and easy to deploy, HP Cluster Platform
3000 based on Intel(R) Xeon(TM) provides a modular, standards-based platform
designed to handle the high performance computing (HPC) needs for clusters
between 5 and 1024 nodes.
The addition of Platform Rocks SE represents the expansion of a long-
standing relationship between Platform and HP in the HPC market. Platform
Rocks SE will be available for the HP Cluster Platform 3000 this month.
"As commodity-based Linux clusters grow in popularity, the market is
demanding solutions that require minimal IT and human resources to configure
and manage," said Chris Purpura, Vice President, New Ventures and Alliances,
Platform Computing. "With Platform Rocks SE, we have the ability to enhance
the configuration and management process for HP Cluster Platforms, increasing
overall performance and efficiency to provide a lower total cost of ownership
for the customer."
"HP Cluster Platforms are built on industry-standard technology and offer
the widest span of customer choice and flexibility, backed by HP," said Bruce
Toal, Director Marketing and Solutions HPC, HP. "The availability of Platform
Rocks SE as a management tool for the HP Cluster Platform 3000 expands our
customers' choices even more, providing a cost-effective and commercially
supported means to deploy the popular NPACI Rocks Linux cluster solution."
About Platform Rocks Standard Edition
Platform Rocks Standard Edition is based on software developed by the
Rocks Cluster Group at the San Diego Supercomputer Center and its
contributors. Platform has quickly assumed a market leading position in
cluster management solutions.
About Platform Computing
Platform Computing, the global leader in grid computing solutions, helps
enterprises accelerate key business applications, reduce operational and
capital costs, guarantee service levels and optimize their IT resources.
Platform's integrated desktop and enterprise grid software solutions are used
by over 1,700 customers worldwide in the financial services, government,
industrial manufacturing, electronics and life science industries to deliver
higher quality products and services, improve business performance and
maximize the return on IT investments. Founded in 1992, Platform has strategic
relationships with Apple, Dell, HP, IBM, Intel, SAS and SGI, and the
Industry's broadest application integration support. More information about
Platform can be found at www.platform.com .
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