The new Platform Analyzer reports how much work different computers are accomplishing and logs factors such as memory utilization, while Platform Explorer analyzes the data gathered by Analyzer. Cereon Genomics, a subsidiary of agriculture giant Monsanto, is among the customers using the software, Platform Computing said. --Stephen Shankland, Special to ZDNet News
Platform Computing, a Toronto company, has released new management tools to make use of its distributed computing software more effective. Distributed computing spreads a computational task, such as investigating genetics or searching for prime numbers, across numerous networked computers.