the leader in cluster, grid and cloud management software, today
announced the availability of Platform
HPC Enterprise Edition, a comprehensive cluster management solution
to help set-up and use a cluster with more power and simplicity for
technical application users. Installed and managed from a single
console, Platform HPC Enterprise Edition features an integrated system
of cluster configuration, deployment, monitoring and management
capabilities that address the needs of general cluster environments.
With application integration support for some of the most popular HPC
applications, users can harness the flexibility, power, and scalability
needed to radically improve the performance of their applications.
"Cray’s customers are using the Cray CX1 and Cray CX1000
supercomputers for a wide array of engineering, research and design
applications," said Ian Miller, senior vice president, productivity
solutions group and marketing, Cray. "Leveraging the comprehensive
Platform HPC Enterprise Edition software stack as the foundation for
Cray Cluster Manager provides our Cray CX1 and Cray CX1000 customers
with exceptional ease-of-use and powerful workload management tools that
maximize the utilization of their systems."
Platform HPC Enterprise Edition can easily deploy,
run and manage the entire lifecycle of an HPC cluster. Featuring a web
portal as the single interface for both users and administrators the
solution allows users to submit and manage their jobs, view results and
access job data with commonly-used commercial applications. In addition,
the integrated solution reduces the time and effort required for
application deployment and for cluster installation, maintenance and
troubleshooting. Platform HPC Enterprise Edition includes Platform
Cluster Manager, Platform
MPI (formerly called HP MPI), Platform Application Center, Platform
RTM monitoring dashboard, and Platform
ISF Adaptive Cluster for making HPC clusters dynamic.
"The Cray CX1000 and Cray CX1 systems including Cray Cluster
Manager, which is built on Platform Computing’s technology, will play a
pivotal role in Swift’s continuing commitment to motorsport and will
help Swift set new industry standards in innovative design and
manufacturing. Cray Cluster Manager is an ideal solution for us to meet
our demanding design challenges," said Jan Wesley Refsdal, president,
Swift Engineering, a California-based designer and manufacturer of
open-wheeled race cars.
Platform HPC Enterprise Edition also includes integration
support for popular HPC applications. This integration support is
available through the Platform HPC Enterprise Edition web portal,
providing easy deployment and intuitive use for these application
workloads on the HPC cluster. Support is initially included for Abaqus,
Ansys, Blast, Eclipse, Fluent, LS-Dyna, and Nastran.
"Cluster users and administrators, especially those managing
larger systems, need a solution that focuses on efficiently running
applications," said Tripp Purvis, vice president, business development,
Platform Computing. "Platform HPC Enterprise Edition offers a one-stop
shopping experience — a complete cluster solution that provides
superior user performance, improved reliability and reduced cost of
ownership while removing the complexity associated with HPC clusters."