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Platform Computing Announces Platform Open Cluster Stack 5

RENO, Nev., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- SC07 -- Platform Computing launches Platform Open Cluster Stack (OCS) 5, a fully supported, pre-integrated, vendor-certified software stack that enables the consistent delivery of scale-out application clusters. This new version of Platform OCS* is built on an open source toolkit for cluster deployment, provisioning and configuration, providing users with maximum reliability, speed and flexibility. Additionally, Platform OCS 5 offers a reduced total cost of operation and improved node imaging and management via deep Red Hat Network integration, operating system independence and flexible provisioning methods. Platform OCS 5 is the partner of choice of the Dell High Performance Computing Clusters program. It is the only High Performance Computing (HPC) recipe available as part of the Intel(R) Enabled Server Acceleration Alliance (ESAA) program and is the first commercial software system used to create certified Intel(R) Cluster Ready systems.

RENO, Nev., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ — SC07 — Platform Computing launches Platform Open Cluster Stack (OCS) 5, a fully supported, pre-integrated, vendor-certified software stack that enables the consistent delivery of scale-out application clusters. This new version of Platform OCS* is built on an open source toolkit for cluster deployment, provisioning and configuration, providing users with maximum reliability, speed and flexibility. Additionally, Platform OCS 5 offers a reduced total cost of operation and improved node imaging and management via deep Red Hat Network integration, operating system independence and flexible provisioning methods. Platform OCS 5 is the partner of choice of the Dell High Performance Computing Clusters program. It is the only High Performance Computing (HPC) recipe available as part of the Intel(R) Enabled Server Acceleration Alliance (ESAA) program and is the first commercial software system used to create certified Intel(R) Cluster Ready systems.

Platform OCS 5 has been developed specifically to improve performance and simplicity, while also lowering the costs of supporting and operating an HPC infrastructure. Traditionally, cluster deployments are time, service and personnel-intensive, with an average install time per node of three to four minutes. Supporting an image-based install, Platform OCS 5 can cut deployment time by up to 75 percent — making it one of the fastest cluster deployment toolkits available.

"Platform OCS 5, the leading HPC cluster software stack, is affordable and well-suited for small and medium-sized businesses that need the compute muscle that only HPC solutions can provide," said Jingwen Wang, Vice President Products, Platform Computing. "This latest release supports Platform's strategy to define and deliver the complete infrastructure software stack for scale-out applications in the HPC industry."

"Platform Open Cluster Stack has played an integral role in facilitating the mainstream adoption of cluster solutions globally," said Kevin Noreen, Senior Manager, Dell. "Platform's new release of OCS 5 aligns nicely with Dell's strategy to deliver easy-to-use and affordable clusters in an expanding market for High Performance Computing."

Platform's mission is to help analysts, engineers and scientists advance the world by exploiting the power of High Performance Computing. The company is a pioneer in HPC cluster and grid software solutions in industries including Electronics, Oil and Gas, Industrial Manufacturing, Government/Research, Education, Life Sciences and Financial Services, globally.

Platform OCS 5 will be available at the end of December 2007.

About Platform Computing

Platform Computing is a pioneer and the global leader in High Performance Computing (HPC) infrastructure 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 for workload management and cluster and grid management. Platform has over 2,200 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 www.platform.com.

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

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