Today IBM announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Platform Computing, a Canadian vendor of cluster and grid management software for distributed computing environments. While financial terms were not disclosed, the acquisition is anticipated to close in the fourth quarter of 2011.
IBM considers the acquisition of Platform Computing to be a strategic element for the transformation of HPC into the high growth segment of technical computing and an important part of our smarter computing strategy,” said Helene Armitage, general manager, IBM Systems Software. “This acquisition can be leveraged across IBM as we enhance our IBM offerings and solutions, providing clients with technology that helps draw insights to fuel critical business decisions or breakthrough science.”
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