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Primeur weekly 2016-02-01

Crowd computing

The DATA4 Group has acquired a stake in Qarnot computing to support its development both in France and abroad ...

Quantum computing

A new quantum approach to big data ...

Focus on Europe

Bright Computing receives 1,5 million euro Horizon 2020 grant from the European Commission ...

Energy-saving minicomputers for the 'Internet of Things' ...

AppliedMicro selected as the exclusive server provider for the Horizon 2020-funded UniServer project ...

New GBP 20.4 million project set to transform UK pharmaceutical development and manufacturing ...

Swiss National Supercomputing Centre to organize the 2016 CSCS-USI Summer School ...

SISSA and ICTP Master in High Performance Computing to organize MHPC Workshop on High Performance Computing ...

Middleware

Bright and Turkish solution provider BitNet celebrate joint customer win at FNSS ...

Hardware

A step towards keeping up with Moore's Law ...

Nagaoka University of Technology selects SGI to deliver advanced information processing for students and researchers ...

SGI reports fiscal second quarter 2016 financial results ...

Tokyo Institute of Technology and Fujitsu achieve wireless transmission speeds of 56 Gbps, world's fastest ...

Fujitsu and Socionext develop next-generation 56 Gbps transceiver circuit with world's lowest power consumption for optical communications between servers ...

Applications

NSF's iPlant Collaborative rebrands to CyVerse ...

IBM Watson health companies awarded five Best in KLAS designations ...

ANSYS unveils release 17.0 ...

Titan targets tumors ...

Supercomputer services give honey bee researchers critical insight ...

PPPL team wins 80 million processor hours on US' fastest supercomputer ...

The Cloud

IBM enhances LinuxONE for hybrid Cloud environments ...

Bright and Turkish solution provider BitNet celebrate joint customer win at FNSS


26 Jan 2016 Amsterdam - Bright Computing has joined forces with BitNet, a real-time analytics research and development company based in Turkey, to provide an infrastructure management solution to FNSS.

Founded in 2012, BitNet develops interactive HPC and Big Data solutions for education, energy, defence, and broadcasting companies across Turkey. BitNet works very closely with key academic researchers from all over the world; partners with leading companies such as Airbus, Austria Institute of Technology; and participates in many leading research programmes such as Horizon 2020, Eranet and Eureaka.

BitNet, a hardware-vendor-neutral solution provider, chose to partner with Bright Computing in 2014 because the Bright technology was also hardware agnostic and BitNet believed Bright offered the best infrastructure management solution for HPC and big data. Ali Serdar Atalay, Technology Entrepreneur at BitNet, explained: "We ran rigorous tests on Bright for HPC and found it to be the best cluster management product on the market. We also value Bright's excellent technical customer support during the installation and SLA process."

FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.S. is a Turkish joint venture company owned 51% by Nurol Holding of Turkey and 49% by BAE Systems Inc. with facilities located in Gölbasi, Ankara, Turkey. FNSS is a manufacturer and supplier of tracked and wheeled armored combat vehicles and weapon systems for the Turkish and Allied Armed Forces.

FNSS approached BitNet with a requirement to improve the speed of its simulations, which were being run on a Windows-based HPC cluster. BitNet upgraded FNSS' hardware infrastructure and deployed Bright infrastructure management software to overarch the new environment.

Using the power of Bright, BitNet quickly installed Grid visualisation software over bare metal, to run on the Linux head node, which has enabled the designers at FNSS to run and visualise their simulations from any client, anywhere. As a result, FNSS can now carry out multiple simulations concurrently, and be finished in less than one hour.

In addition, Bright Cluster Manager makes it very easy for FNSS to administer, operate and manage their cluster; nodes can be redeployed or shutdown very easily. FNSS Senior System Administrator, Tolgay Deniz who is in charge of the project indicated that "with the help of Bright cluster's easy to use administration and monitoring GUIs and BitNet's lead HPC Expert, Oğuzhan Herkiloğlu's custom tailored scripts and excellent support, we were, singlehandedly able to bring and the much needed necessary computing power and visualization to our R&D projects in short amount time without requiring additional dedicated personnel."

Ali Serdar Atalay, Technology Entrepreneur at BitNet, commented: "This is not the first win for BitNet and Bright. Together we did a great job at Atilim University Metal forming Center, and it was Atilim that referred us to FNSS, as an expert provider of HPC solutions. I believe that FNSS chose us for this project because the combination of BitNet's GPU virtualisation and job submission web-based tools and excellent customer delivery record, coupled with Bright's best of breed HPC and Big Data solutions, proved to be a clear winner for the manufacturer."

Clemens Engler, Director, Business Development, EMEA at Bright Computing, added: "On the FNSS project, Bright and BitNet worked as a real team. BitNet offered excellent service to the customer which included extensive documentation. Bright supported BitNet by providing a superior software solution that was easy to install and use, as well as real-time customer support to ensure a positive customer experience."

Source: Bright Computing

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2016-02-01

Crowd computing

The DATA4 Group has acquired a stake in Qarnot computing to support its development both in France and abroad ...

Quantum computing

A new quantum approach to big data ...

Focus on Europe

Bright Computing receives 1,5 million euro Horizon 2020 grant from the European Commission ...

Energy-saving minicomputers for the 'Internet of Things' ...

AppliedMicro selected as the exclusive server provider for the Horizon 2020-funded UniServer project ...

New GBP 20.4 million project set to transform UK pharmaceutical development and manufacturing ...

Swiss National Supercomputing Centre to organize the 2016 CSCS-USI Summer School ...

SISSA and ICTP Master in High Performance Computing to organize MHPC Workshop on High Performance Computing ...

Middleware

Bright and Turkish solution provider BitNet celebrate joint customer win at FNSS ...

Hardware

A step towards keeping up with Moore's Law ...

Nagaoka University of Technology selects SGI to deliver advanced information processing for students and researchers ...

SGI reports fiscal second quarter 2016 financial results ...

Tokyo Institute of Technology and Fujitsu achieve wireless transmission speeds of 56 Gbps, world's fastest ...

Fujitsu and Socionext develop next-generation 56 Gbps transceiver circuit with world's lowest power consumption for optical communications between servers ...

Applications

NSF's iPlant Collaborative rebrands to CyVerse ...

IBM Watson health companies awarded five Best in KLAS designations ...

ANSYS unveils release 17.0 ...

Titan targets tumors ...

Supercomputer services give honey bee researchers critical insight ...

PPPL team wins 80 million processor hours on US' fastest supercomputer ...

The Cloud

IBM enhances LinuxONE for hybrid Cloud environments ...