Monday, October 10, 2011

IBM to Acquire Platform Computing

IBM agreed to acquire Toronto-based Platform Computing, a developed cluster and grid management software for distributed computing environments. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Platform Computing currently serves over 2,000 clients including 23 of the top 30 largest global enterprises. Example customers include CERN, Citigroup, Infineon, Pratt & Whitney, Red Bull Racing, Sanger Institute, Statoil and University of Tokyo.

“IBM considers the acquisition of Platform Computing to be a strategic element for the transformation of HPC into the high growth segment of technical computing and an important part of our smarter computing strategy,�? said Helene Armitage, general manager, IBM Systems Software.

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