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. 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 . Platform Computing Corporation, LSF and Accelerating Intelligence are registered trademarks of Platform Computing Corporation. All other logo and product names are the trademarks of their respective owners, errors and omissions excepted. Platform and Platform Computing refer to Platform Computing Inc. and each of its subsidiaries.
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