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HPC Technologies to Become Intel Cluster Ready Certified Using Platform Open Cluster Stack

Japanese reseller joins Platform Computing in Intel cluster server program aimed at High Performance Computing

(PresseBox) (Dresden, ) Platform Computing announced today at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) that it will enable HPC Technologies to become Intel Cluster Ready through Platform Open Cluster Stack (OCS)*. Intel Cluster Ready is a new program and technology designed to simplify the development, purchase, deployment, usage and management of clustered computer systems. Platform OCS is the first commercial software system used to create certified Intel Cluster Ready systems that enable the consistent delivery of scale-out application clusters. HPC Technologies, a Dell Japan reseller, will be bundling Platform LSF and Platform OCS with their cluster offerings.

HPC Technologies provides Dell high performance computing solutions to small businesses across diverse fields of research in the Japanese market. Many of HPC Technologies’ customers have small clusters and need a stable, easy-to-implement solution. Platform OCS and Intel Cluster Ready offer HPC Technologies the peace-of-mind that the hardware and software on their small clusters are certified and interoperable with third-party applications necessary for customers to conduct work and research.

“Platform OCS as part of Intel® Cluster Ready provides a great foundation for creating standards for software and hardware components making it easier to run HPC software applications,” said Norimichi Suzuki, President, HPC Technologies. “Platform OCS is the most reputable, stable solution for smaller businesses looking to implement the power of cluster solutions without taking time or resources away from their core business.”

Platform OCS democratizes and streamlines the process of implementing HPC solutions on Linux-based clusters. A pre-integrated, vendor certified software stack, Platform OCS enables a new class of HPC users by simplifying Linux cluster application, deployment and management. Backed by available, global 24x7 enterprise support, Platform OCS is a modular and hybrid stack that transparently integrates open source and commercial software into a single, consistent cluster operating environment.

“By implementing Platform OCS as part of their Intel® Cluster Ready certified systems, HPC Technologies’ customers will have the assurance that the hardware and software they need will operate smoothly and efficiently,” said Simon Lonsdale, Director of Strategic Alliances, Platform Computing. “Teaming with Platform enables the opportunity to offer easy-to-use, small-scale cluster solutions to businesses in Japan.”

You can visit Platform Computing at ISC booth #C36 and C38.

About Platform Computing
Platform Computing is the leading systems infrastructure software company that accelerates applications and delivers IT agility for increased business performance and reduced cost. Founded in 1992, Platform is a pioneer in HPC, Cluster and Grid Computing technologies. 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 third-party applications. Visit www.platform.com.

All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

This product, on its own, does not constitute an Intel® Cluster Ready system, nor does combining it with another product ensure that the complete system is Intel® Cluster Ready, unless the complete system is specifically certified as an Intel® Cluster Ready system.

*This product includes software developed by the Rocks Cluster Group at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego and its contributors.

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