Platform Computing Enhances Configuration and Management for HP Cluster Platforms

Platform Rocks Standard Edition provides a cost-effective option to rapidly

deploy, configure and monitor high-performance, Linux-based HP computing


Nov 15, 2005, 00:00 ET from Platform Computing

    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
 cluster environment.
     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.
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