Red Hat Is Ready for High-Performance Computing

By Steven Vaughan-Nichols  |  Posted 2007-11-14 Print this article Print

Red Hat has partnered with Platform Computing to deliver a high performance computing package.

Red Hat may be not be a super-computer company, but with its just-announced partnership with Platform Computing, it is ready to deliver the enterprise-grade high-performance computing goods. At the International Supercomputer Conferences in Reno, Nev., Red Hat and Platform Computing, a global leader in HPC infrastructure software, announced that they would be jointly offering a new product, the Red Hat HPC Solution. This package integrates Platforms Open Cluster Stack1 with RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux). This 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 (small and midsize businesses) to the enterprise, while offering what Red Hat claims is competitive pricing and outstanding performance.
Red Hat contends that businesses are increasingly utilizing HPC clusters to gain a competitive edge. This new RHEL package is designed to allow 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/Platform Computing package incorporates the operating system, device drivers, cluster installer, resource and application monitor and job scheduler for every node in the cluster.
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Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols is editor at large for Ziff Davis Enterprise. Prior to becoming a technology journalist, Vaughan-Nichols worked at NASA and the Department of Defense on numerous major technological projects. Since then, he's focused on covering the technology and business issues that make a real difference to the people in the industry.

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