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Electric Cloud Running on Windows HPC Server Delivers Efficient, High Performance Software Production and as Much as 20X Faster Software Builds

Sunnyvale, CA โ€“ September 22, 2008 -- Electric Cloudยฎ, a leading provider of software production management solutions, today announced the availability of its product line, including the ElectricAcceleratorยฎ software build solution, for Microsoftโ€™s High Performance Computing (HPC) platform. The Electric Cloud solution provides a more efficient, manageable IT infrastructure and as much as 20x faster throughput for software builds.

Electric Cloud made its announcement in conjunction with Microsoftโ€™s Windows HPC Server 2008 announcement also made today.

โ€œSoftware development is one of the highest ROI applications in high performance computing,โ€ said Mike Maciag, Electric Cloud CEO. โ€œWe partnered with Microsoft to enable the industryโ€™s fastest builds for some of the worldโ€™s largest software development organizations with Electric Cloudโ€™s products on top of Microsoftโ€™s HPC operating system.โ€

โ€œOne of the core applications for high performance computing technology is software development, and partners like Electric Cloud are helping customers make big productivity gains in this area,โ€ said Vince Mendillo, director of HPC at Microsoft Corp. โ€œCompanies will benefit from both the power and efficiencies provided by the Electric Cloud solution and Windows HPC Server 2008 to enable agile development methodologies and build better software faster.โ€

Windows HPC Server 2008 and ElectricAccelerator

Windows HPC Server 2008, the next generation of high-performance computing, provides enterprise-class tools for a highly productive HPC environment. Built on 64-bit technology, Windows HPC Server 2008 can efficiently scale to thousands of processing cores and includes management consoles that help developers proactively monitor and maintain system health and stability. Job scheduling, interoperability and flexibility enables integration between Windows and Linux-based HPC platforms, and supports batch and service-oriented application (SOA) workloads. Enhanced productivity, scalable performance, and ease of use are some of the features that make Windows HPC Server 2008 best-of-breed for Windows environments.

Working with Microsoft, Electric Cloud has optimized ElectricAccelerator to work seamlessly with Windows HPC Server, so that users gain the performance and ease of use benefits of a high performance computing environment to support application development.

About Electric Cloud

Electric Cloud is the leading provider of software production management (SPM) solutions. Electric Cloud solutions automate, accelerate and analyze software build-test-deploy processes to optimize both physical and virtual IT environments. The company's patented and award-winning products help development organizations to speed time to market, boost developer productivity, and improve software quality. Leading companies across a variety of industries, including semiconductors, enterprise IT, ISVs, mobile devices, and transactional Web sites rely on Electric Cloud's Software Production Management solutions to transform software production from a liability to a competitive advantage. For customer inquiries please contact Electric Cloud at (408) 419-4300 or

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