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Platform acquires HP-MPI technology

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Platform Computing has acquired HP-MPI(Message Passing Interface) from HP, and has hired key members of the development team. HP will continue to sell and market the product under the Platform MPI brand.

HP-MPI is a fully integrated implementation of MPI, an industry standard message passing protocol used by resource intensive applications to run parallel processes over multiple nodes in a computing cluster. Platform currently has an MPI product (formerly Scali MPI) and a key objective for the company has been securing broader adoption of Platform MPI by more independent software vendors (ISVs). HP-MPI is used and distributed by more than 30 ISVs, and used across many industries, including oil and gas, industrial manufacturing, government and research, education, life sciences and financial services.

Platform's plan is to combine the superior performance of its existing MPI technology with HP-MPI's broad ISV acceptance to create a single, comprehensive and powerful product named Platform MPI.  HP-MPI and Platform’s current MPI products will continue on current release cycles and be maintained to support existing customers for an interim period. In addition, Platform will continue support for legacy versions of each product even after the release of a combined offering.