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Platform to provide HPC software to Alatum

Posted: 10 Jul 2009 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:HPC software? cloud computing? virtual machine management?

Platform Computing will provide virtual machine management and high-performance computing (HPC) software to Alatum, Singapore's cloud computing utility.

Alatum delivers Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) ecosystem to businesses and public sector organizations within Singapore and across Asia. Platform's software helps manage the infrastructure behind the large scale cloud computing project, equipping enterprises with on-demand and pay-as-you-go access to data center compute resources and software, including HPC and business applications.

The Singapore-based cloud computing utility will deliver a range of computing power, storage and software applications on a pay-per-use basis, on-demand and online to enable commercial and public sector organizations access to more cost-effective, integrated and easily-managed IT solutions.

Combining Platform VM Orchestrator, Platform LSF, Platform Cluster Manager (PCM) and Platform Symphony software with technologies from vendors such as Citrix, HP, Microsoft, Oracle, Red Hat and Salesforce.com has created a computing environment for both business and technical users. Customers already using the Alatum platform include Research International, K2 Specialist Services and Vestas Technology R&D Singapore.

"Cloud computing is the future of IT, and this ambitious project will support Singapore's growth as a shared services hub for Asia," said Alvin Kok, chief of Alatum.

"We are on the cusp of a major paradigm shift as grid evolves to cloud computing," said Songnian Zhou, CEO of Platform Computing.

Alatum provides two core offerings for its customers: an enterprise cloud and a HPC grid based on either Microsoft or Linux-based environments. Platform's technology delivers virtual management and utilization, workload management and resource management.





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