updated 11/4/2010 8:16:15 AM ET 2010-11-04T12:16:15

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Nov. 4, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC) today announced that it has collaborated with Platform Computing to cross-integrate key components of their respective software management suites, making it easier and more efficient than ever to install, manage, and operate high performance computing (HPC) cluster environments. QLogic's InfiniBand Fabric Suite FastFabric tools can now be directly installed and executed from Platform Cluster Manager to greatly simplify installation and management of HPC clusters.

In addition to the Platform Cluster Manager integration, Platform LSF can now use QLogic's InfiniBand Fabric Suite vFabrics feature, allowing Platform LSF to schedule MPI applications into fabric partitions with job/application-appropriate Quality-of-Service (QoS) settings. This integrated capability allows for improved management of HPC clusters that are used by multiple users and that are running multiple applications. This cross-integration enables users to easily access and use features and capabilities of two of the industry's leading HPC cluster management tools.

These capabilities are also included with the Platform HPC, since Platform HPC includes Platform Cluster Manager and Platform LSF as part of its integrated, single installer solution. Platform HPC is the industry's easiest and most complete cluster solution. It includes a mature, robust set of management capabilities, including Platform Cluster Manager and Platform LSF workload scheduler, which are accessible through a unified portal interface.

"QLogic's InfiniBand Fabric Suite vFabrics solution brings powerful new fabric management options to HPC administrators," said Tripp Purvis, vice president of business development, Platform Computing. "By cross-integrating that functionality with our industry-leading management console and scheduler, we provide our customers with unprecedented control over their InfiniBand fabrics and HPC clusters."

QLogic's InfiniBand Fabric Suite vFabrics offers a unique combination of features that ensure HPC customers will obtain maximum performance and efficiency from their cluster investments while simplifying management. (See QLogic Introduces Automated InfiniBand Fabric Optimization with New HPC Management Tools, May 19, 2010.)

"By incorporating features such as partitioning and QoS, our InfiniBand Fabric Suite is rapidly gaining traction in the marketplace," said Jesse Parker, vice president and general manager, Network Solutions Group, QLogic. "This cross-integration with Platform Computing gives us further market presence and offers our joint customers an easier and more effective means to manage their HPC cluster systems and infrastructure."

QLogic and Platform Computing will be jointly hosting a webinar on December 2 to thoroughly describe the capabilities and benefits resulting from the cross-integration between the companies' management tools. Register for the webinar at http://qlogic.na4.acrobat.com/hottopicwebinar7/event/registration.html

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About QLogic

QLogic (Nasdaq:QLGC) is a global leader and technology innovator in high performance networking, including adapters, switches and ASICs. Leading OEMs and channel partners worldwide rely on QLogic products for their data, storage and server networking solutions. QLogic is a NASDAQ Global Select company and is included in the S&P 500. For more information, visit www.qlogic.com .

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