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Primeur live 2017-06-19

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Primeur Live! from ISC17 in Frankfurt - overview ...

Focus on Europe

ISC 2017 sets a new record with 3200 attendees ...

GCS embarks on its 'smart exascale' decade ...

Netherlands eScience Center in search of new Director Operations ...

ISC 2017 opens its doors to the HPC community ...

Middleware

NASA Ames Research Center selects Mellanox InfiniBand for new scalable supercomputer ...

Kyushu University's new supercomputer accelerated by Mellanox EDR InfiniBand solutions ...

Hardware

NEC supplies LX supercomputer to Czech Hydrometeorological Institute ...

2016 HPC market model and five-year forecast snapshot ...

Cray awarded $18 million supercomputer contract from New Zealand's National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research ...

HPE delivers faster business insights and industry-leading security with new high performance ccomputing solutions ...

Atos wins contract to provide GENCI with one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world ...

Fujitsu receives order from Kyushu University for new top-class supercomputer system ...

TOP500

NVIDIA powers the world's top 13 most energy efficient supercomputers ...

Only one change in TOP500's top10 this time: Swiss Piz Daint system lands at rank 3 ...

TOP500 list refreshed, US edged out of third place ...

Company news

STULZ and CoolIT Systems launch liquid cooled micro data centre for HPC ...

Atos expands range of supercomputers to include ARM processors with new Bull Sequana X1310 ...

Cavium expands the ThunderX2 server ecosystem for Cloud and HPC applications ...

Bright Computing announces Cloud bursting support for Microsoft Azure ...

Bright Computing announces Cloud bursting support for Microsoft Azure


14 Jun 2017 Amsterdam - Bright Computing, a global expert in cluster and Cloud infrastructure automation software, announced that the latest generation of Bright Cluster Manager, version 8.0, includes support for Microsoft Azure. Bright will demonstrate their Azure Cloud bursting capabilities at ISC 2017 in booth # D-1021, June 19-21 in Frankfurt, Germany.

The Bright integration with Azure enables organisations to provision and manage virtual servers running on the Azure Cloud platform, as if they were local machines. Organisations can use this feature to build an entire cluster in Azure from scratch, or extend an on-premises cluster into the Azure cloud platform when extra capacity is needed.

Key features of the Bright Cluster Manager 8.0 integration with Azure include:

  • Uniformity: Bright Cluster Manager 8.0 ensures that Cloud nodes look and feel exactly like on-premises nodes. This is accomplished by using the same software images to provision Cloud nodes, as the software images that are already being used to provision on-premises nodes. Users are authenticated on Cloud nodes in the same way as on-premises nodes, providing a seamless administration experience. A single workload set-up allows users to manage separate queues for on-premises and Cloud nodes.
  • Streamlined setup process: An intuitive wizard in Bright View asks some simple questions to quickly and easily set up the Cloud bursting environment. In addition, Azure API endpoints are accessed via a single outgoing VPN port in the internet.
  • Data management: Bright Cluster Manager 8.0 includes a tool which automatically moves job data in and out of Azure.
  • Scale: Bright allows organizations to scale nodes up and down, based on the workload. Virtual nodes in the Cloud can be terminated automatically when they are no longer needed, and recreated when new jobs are submitted to the queue.

Martijn de Vries, CTO at Bright Computing, commented: "We are pleased to offer this new integration to our customers and we are confident that the solution will be very popular with our user base. Cloud bursting from an on-premises cluster to Microsoft Azure offers companies an efficient, cost-effective, secure and flexible way to add additional resources to their HPC infrastructure. Bright's integration with Azure also gives our clients the ability to build an entire off-premises cluster for compute-intensive workloads in the Azure Cloud platform."

Venkat Gattamneni, director of product marketing, Cloud Platform, Microsoft Corp., stated: "We are pleased to see Bright Computing's commitment to Microsoft Azure with key features that deliver Cloud benefits of agility, scale and hybrid consistency that our mutual customers need."

Bright Cluster Manager 8.0 enables cost savings by instantiating compute resources in Azure only when they are needed. Built-in intelligence creates instances only after the data is ready for processing and the backlog in on-site workloads requires it.
Source: Bright Computing

Back to Table of contents

Primeur live 2017-06-19

Start

Primeur Live! from ISC17 in Frankfurt - overview ...

Focus on Europe

ISC 2017 sets a new record with 3200 attendees ...

GCS embarks on its 'smart exascale' decade ...

Netherlands eScience Center in search of new Director Operations ...

ISC 2017 opens its doors to the HPC community ...

Middleware

NASA Ames Research Center selects Mellanox InfiniBand for new scalable supercomputer ...

Kyushu University's new supercomputer accelerated by Mellanox EDR InfiniBand solutions ...

Hardware

NEC supplies LX supercomputer to Czech Hydrometeorological Institute ...

2016 HPC market model and five-year forecast snapshot ...

Cray awarded $18 million supercomputer contract from New Zealand's National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research ...

HPE delivers faster business insights and industry-leading security with new high performance ccomputing solutions ...

Atos wins contract to provide GENCI with one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world ...

Fujitsu receives order from Kyushu University for new top-class supercomputer system ...

TOP500

NVIDIA powers the world's top 13 most energy efficient supercomputers ...

Only one change in TOP500's top10 this time: Swiss Piz Daint system lands at rank 3 ...

TOP500 list refreshed, US edged out of third place ...

Company news

STULZ and CoolIT Systems launch liquid cooled micro data centre for HPC ...

Atos expands range of supercomputers to include ARM processors with new Bull Sequana X1310 ...

Cavium expands the ThunderX2 server ecosystem for Cloud and HPC applications ...

Bright Computing announces Cloud bursting support for Microsoft Azure ...