Red Hat and Platform Computing Collaborate to Deliver Integrated HPC Solution

Supercomputing, Reno

United States, November 13, 2007

Solution offers beneficial price/performance for HPC deployments of any size

Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced an agreement with Platform Computing, the global leader in High Performance Computing (HPC) infrastructure software, to jointly offer a new product, the Red Hat HPC Solution, that fully integrates Platform's Open Cluster Stack1 with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The new offering provides users with an end-to-end solution with a range of tools necessary to deploy and manage an HPC cluster in a wide range of environments, from SMB to Enterprise, while offering competitive pricing and outstanding performance.

Businesses are increasingly utilizing HPC clusters to gain a competitive edge; the new Red Hat HPC Solution allows users to deploy their HPC applications in a more cost-effective manner, while providing tools in a single, easy-to-deploy package. The Red Hat solution incorporates the operating system, device drivers, cluster installer, resource and application monitor and job scheduler for every node in the cluster.

The integrated HPC software stack includes Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the world's leading open source operating system, designed to deliver maximum application performance using today's low-cost, industry-standard systems. The solution also incorporates the device drivers and interconnect support necessary for efficiently running a high-performance cluster, and also includes Platform's Lava-based job scheduler to rapidly schedule user workloads. All of the components, supported by Red Hat's global 24x7 enterprise-level services, are delivered in one product, reducing the complexity and time needed to set up and optimize an HPC cluster.

"Platform's 15 years of expertise deploying high-performance clusters, combined with the performance and stability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, provide a perfect technology match for customers looking for an HPC solution," said Paul Cormier, executive vice president, Worldwide Engineering at Red Hat. "This agreement also enables us to tailor our existing enterprise solutions for smaller-sized customers, so this new and rapidly growing HPC market can enjoy the benefits of open source software."

"Platform is excited to partner with Red Hat to reach new markets for HPC solutions," said Songnian Zhou, CEO, Platform Computing. "Organizations from Enterprise to SMB will be able to adopt open source solutions that are fully supported and easy to use. This agreement supports Platform's strategy to enable organizations to improve time to results and reduce computing costs when deploying cluster and grid software solutions."

The Red Hat HPC Solution has completed certification on a range of hardware platforms and will be available at the end of 2007. For more information about Red Hat, visit

About Red Hat, Inc.

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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

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