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Fujitsu Limited, a leading provider of ICT-based business solutions, and Platform Computing , the leader in cluster, grid and cloud management software, today announced a strategic agreement for Fujitsu to become the latest partner for Platform Computing's industry leading high performance computing (HPC) and cluster management solutions. Fujitsu becomes a worldwide Platform Strategic Partner, building on its position as one of Platform's leading partners in the global market.

The agreement enables Fujitsu to provide its customers – including HPC-Wales - with Platform Computing's cluster management software, Platform Cluster Manager, which has been validated and optimized for Fujitsu's PRIMERGY industrial standard servers. Fujitsu is offering Platform Cluster Manager as the cluster provisioning and monitoring tool for its PRIMERGY server series. Fujitsu customers can now choose from the PCM Fujitsu Edition - Basic Package and the PCM Fujitsu Edition - Enterprise Package, which also includes the industry-leading workload manager, Platform LSF and Platform MPI. Both packages include an extension kit derived from Fujitsu's many years of HPC experience. The kit enables customers to use high-quality cluster systems optimized to Fujitsu PRIMERGY in a short deployment period.

Fujitsu and HPC Wales recently announced that they are collaborating on research and training of researchers to advance the use of HPC in priority areas such as digital, environment, low-carbon energy generation, the life sciences, advanced materials, and manufacturing. HPC Wales is using Platform Computing technology to create a 190 Teraflop HPC grid that will be deployed across a number of Welsh sites. The HPC Wales project is Fujitsu's largest HPC implementation in Europe.

David Craddock, CEO of HPC Wales, added: "The HPC Wales project is ambitious in scale and strategically important for the future of research and economic development in Wales. In Fujitsu and Platform Computing, we identified trusted technology partners with exceptional technology expertise. Fujitsu can deliver HPC solutions with compelling functionality, worldwide customer support and is committed to producing world class HPC software now and in the future. Our deployment of the technology epitomizes the role that we anticipate HPC playing in helping cutting edge research and innovation from Industry and our Universities in Wales.''

Masahiko Yamada, President of Technical Computing Solutions, Fujitsu Limited commented: "I am confident that this partnership will enable us to expand our High-Performance Computing business with Platform Computing solutions which help customers move forward to and remain at the cutting edge of its industry.

Tripp Purvis, Vice President Business Development, Platform Computing, added: "As the HPC market expands, leading vendors are responding to customer demand by partnering with Platform Computing to leverage HPC technology. We are looking forward to collaborating on future customer deployments with Fujitsu around the world to deliver cutting edge HPC solutions that deliver significant business benefits to our customers."