Wednesday 9 October 2013

NOTE: A Stable Platform for 8 Years

Back in 2011, IBM announced their intent to purchase Platform Computing. You may recognise Platform Computing as the suppliers of SAS's solutions for scheduling (LSF) and grid management. At the time of the announcement it was not clear what the impact on SAS's relationship with Platform Computing might be.

The good news, I recently discovered, is that SAS signed a new 8 year deal with IBM and Platform Computing last year. So, we can rest assured that our investments in SAS's solutions for scheduling and grid management are secure and have a long-term perspective.

The functionality of Platform RTM, i.e. management of the SAS grid, has been built into the new SAS Environment Manager.