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Platform Computing Hires Principals of Scalable Systems to Enhance Market Leadership in Open Source Cluster Software

Establishing Open Source Grid Development Center in Singapore

TORONTO, and SINGAPORE, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Platform Computing, the global leader for enterprise grid software solutions, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to hire the principals of Scalable Systems Pte Ltd. Based in Singapore, the Scalable Systems team brings a wealth of experience in the development of open source software solutions and will be instrumental in the establishment of Platform's Open Source Grid Development Center (OSGDC).

The Singapore center will initially be focused on supporting, developing and contributing to the Rocks(TM) development at the San Diego Supercomputing Center. Over the last two and a half years, Platform has marketed Rocks cluster system software and has seen the opportunity for market expansion in this area. Moving forward, the OSGDC will be involved in new initiatives to advance Platform's strategy of a standardized cluster software stack and the adoption of x86 clusters across the enterprise. As the market for open cluster solutions continue to expand and reduce the need for costly SMP servers, Platform is well positioned to leverage this opportunity and drive the industry forward.

"Platform will continue to be aggressive in pursuing strategies that enables us to broaden our market leadership and maximize the opportunities we see emerging in enterprise IT. The Scalable Systems team brings a wealth of open source know-how and industry relationships to Platform that further deepen our open source project development and are an ideal fit," said Songnian Zhou, CEO, Platform Computing. "The evolution of cluster computing and the expansion of its applicability to an extended set of business computing challenges is a key strategy for Platform and the OSGDC will play a critical part in realizing our vision of a standardized cluster software stack."

"Scalable has been co-developing Rocks since 2001 and is eager to bring this valuable experience to Platform Computing where we believe we can make a larger contribution to the open source cluster and grid community," said Laurence Liew of Scalable Systems. "Our combined expertise in open source cluster technologies and Platform's tremendous partner ecosystem provide a winning combination for customers in terms of quality of solution and choice of vendors for their cluster environments."

"I congratulate Platform Computing on the establishment of an open source grid development centre in Singapore," said Boon Swan Foo, Managing Director of the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR) in Singapore. "Platform Computing's presence will contribute to the rapidly growing grid related R&D and businesses in Singapore and the region."

For information please visit http://www.platform.com/. About Scalable Systems

Scalable Systems Pte Ltd is a leading provider of high performance and grid computing solutions and services in Singapore and the Asia Pacific region with partners in USA and Europe. Scalable Systems is a co-developer of Rocks (since 2001) contributing Parallel Virtual File system, Grid Engine and various drivers and mathematical libraries integration into Rocks.

About Rocks

The Rocks project was started at SDSC in early 2000, with the goal of "making clusters easy." Today, the Rocks user base includes Top500 computers, and several hundred clusters around the globe.

About Platform Computing

Platform Computing is the global leader for grid computing solutions and a technology pioneer of the supercomputing world. The company's solutions for enterprise and high performance computing helps the world's largest organizations integrate and accelerate business processes, to increase competitive advantage and enjoy a higher return on investment from IT. With over 2000 customers, the company has achieved a clear leadership position in the market through a focus on technology innovation and execution. Founded in 1992, Platform Computing has strategic relationships with Dell, HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Novell and Red Hat, along with the industry's broadest support for third-party applications. For more information please visit http://www.platform.com/

Rocks, Rocks Clusters, and Avalanche Installer are registered marks of The Regents of the University of California.

This product includes software developed by the Rocks Cluster Group at the San Diego Supercomputer Center and its contributors.

Platform Computing

CONTACT: Carrie Maynard, Public Relations Manager, Platform Computing,
+1-905-948-4247, [email protected]

Web site: http://www.platform.com/

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