Leading Sun Microsystem Reseller Expands Product Portfolio with Platform LSF
Platform Computing, the leader in distributed computing software, announced that Newbury-based EsEda, a reseller of hardware and system software to the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) industry, has joined Platform’s worldwide team of resellers, offering Platform LSF to customers throughout the UK. As a Platform reseller, EsEda will bundle, implement and maintain Platform LSF workload management software, as part of its compute farm-based solutions in the UK. Platform has a long history providing EDA industry solutions to UK-based organisations such as ARM, Philips UK and Infineon UK.
The new alliance, Platform’s first partnership with a compute farm specialist in the UK, will benefit EDA companies facing computationally intensive problems stemming from design complexity, large numbers of data sets and resource availability. Compute farms provide a solution to these challenges, allowing design engineers to access uninterrupted and cost-effective compute power, but require powerful workload balancing software, such as Platform LSF, to effectively distribute and manage compute power.
“With Platform’s solutions, we can offer our customers integrated solutions and full interoperability with UNIX, Linux, Mac and Windows based servers, desktops, supercomputers and clusters,” explained David Goldsworth, director of EsEda “We are also familiar with the strong Platform brand and its excellent track record of successful implementations in EDA and other industries.”
“As demand for distributed computing solutions increases across verticals such as EDA, life sciences and the financial sector, EsEda is in a prime position to offer EDA companies competitive advantages offered by compute farms running Platform LSF,” said Peter Roberts, director of sales, Platform UK. “With our solutions, EsEda can optimise design time and improve project quality. The cost savings speak for themselves: compute farms cost a fraction of a mainframe and offer a greater performance per unit cost than Unix or multiprocessor workstations. They also save businesses the unnecessary expense of buying surplus workstations and servers.”
EsEda is a valuable addition to Platform’s growing network of resellers, complementing its global sales force, providing Platform’s solutions in Canada, China, Europe, Israel, Japan, Korea, Norway, Poland, Singapore, Sweden, the U.S., the U.K. and Taiwan.
Platform is the world’s leading distributed computing software provider, with desktop to Grid solutions that allow organisations to dramatically improve time to market and quality of results, while maximising their IT investment. Platform has strategic relationships with industry leaders including Compaq, HP, IBM, SGI, Sun, LION Bioscience and SAS and its open, scalable software solutions are the choice of more than 1,500 result-driven organisations around the world. Platform is a private company with 400 employees in 14 offices in North America, Europe and Asia.
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