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Primeur weekly 2016-02-22

Crowd computing

Come and build Sisunen, a real supercomputer ...

Quantum computing

A new spin on quantum computing: Scientists train electrons with microwaves ...

Focus on Europe

Bright Computing names Bill Wagner as Chief Executive Officer ...

PRACEdays16 registration is now open ...

ISC High Performance keynote proclaims women's excellence in computational science ...

Flemish Supercomputer Centre selects Mellanox's end-to-end EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand solution to further science and medical research ...

Middleware

IBM delivers Blockchain-as-a-Service for developers and commits to making blockchain ready for business ...

Hardware

IBM and Cognitiva to usher in a new era of cognitive computing using Watson in Latin America ...

New supercomputer for computational chemistry, biology and physics at University of Western Australia ...

FlashLite sets SPEC benchmark world records ...

GridGain raises $15 million in Series B financing led by Sberbank and MoneyTime Ventures ...

Met Office celebrates 'topping out' of supercomputer complex ...

Applications

Groundbreaking leader of computation at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory retires ...

Titan probes depths of biofuel's biggest barrier ...

New projects pair U.S. manufacturers with Oak Ridge National Laboratory computing resources ...

AweSim-EWI project among those chosen for DOE HPC4Mfg award ...

Simulation reconstructs in detail the volcanic super-eruption which slowed the advance of modern man in Europe ...

University of Nebraska-Licoln supercomputers help gravitational wave discovery ...

The Cloud

EMC and VMware introduce hyper-converged VCE VXRAIL Appliance family ...

IBM unveils new mainframe for encrypted hybrid Clouds ...

Calix uses Oracle Cloud Platform to accelerate innovation ...

IBM Watson Health announces plans to acquire Truven Health Analytics for $2.6B, extending its leadership in value-based care solutions ...

Zycko deploys VM Aware storage solution from Mellanox and Tintri for private Cloud data centre ...

Award honours work of Genomics Virtual Lab team at University of Queensland ...

Connected high-speed data storage coming to University of Queensland ...

Bright Computing names Bill Wagner as Chief Executive Officer


16 Feb 2016 San Jose - Bill Wagner has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Bright Computing, an independent provider of management software for high performance computing (HPC) clusters, Big Data clusters, and OpenStack Clouds, effective immediately. As Bright Computing's CEO, Bill succeeds Matthijs van Leeuwen, who founded the company and served as its CEO since 2009. Mr. Van Leeuwen will remain with Bright Computing as Chief Strategy Officer and board member.

Mr. Wagner most recently served as CEO of Strongview, a top-ranked independent provider of enterprise marketing software. During his ten-year tenure at Strongview, culminating in his appointment as CEO in 2012, Mr. Wagner repositioned the company to generate impressive revenue growth and led the company’s acquisition by a Silicon Valley private equity firm in October 2015. Prior to Strongview, Mr. Wagner held executive roles at BEA Systems and Novell Inc.

Privately held, Bright Computing is backed by Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ), Prime Ventures, Draper Esprit and ING Bank. Bill Bryant, a DFJ Partner and Bright Computing board member, commented: "We are delighted that Bill has accepted this role and believe he is the ideal person to lead the company into its next stage of growth and success." He added: "I want to thank Matthijs for taking Bright to its current stage, and for his ongoing commitment to the success of the company."

Mr. Wagner stated: "Over the past six years, Bright Computing has built an exceptional product portfolio, a strong brand, and an enthusiastic and rapidly-growing customer base. Bright addresses the exploding demand to manage increasingly complex IT infrastructures with a simple yet powerful 'single pane of glass' management platform that can extend across the data centre and the Cloud. I am excited to join Bright's talented team and eager to build on the company's upward growth trajectory."

Bright Computing provides a robust portfolio of management software for on-premise and Cloud-based advanced IT infrastructure, including high-performance computing (HPC) clusters, big data clusters, and OpenStack-based private Clouds. Headquartered in San Jose, California and Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Bright is deployed in hundreds of commercial, government, and academic organisations worldwide.

According to Mr. Van Leeuwen, "Bright's customers, employees, and shareholders will be in excellent hands with Bill Wagner in the role of CEO. Bill brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from his tenure at BEA Systems and StrongView that was compelling for all of us, and will be immediately applicable as Bright enters its next phase of growth. I look forward to working with him during this transition period and as an active, ongoing member of the Bright leadership team and board of directors."
Source: Bright Computing

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Primeur weekly 2016-02-22

Crowd computing

Come and build Sisunen, a real supercomputer ...

Quantum computing

A new spin on quantum computing: Scientists train electrons with microwaves ...

Focus on Europe

Bright Computing names Bill Wagner as Chief Executive Officer ...

PRACEdays16 registration is now open ...

ISC High Performance keynote proclaims women's excellence in computational science ...

Flemish Supercomputer Centre selects Mellanox's end-to-end EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand solution to further science and medical research ...

Middleware

IBM delivers Blockchain-as-a-Service for developers and commits to making blockchain ready for business ...

Hardware

IBM and Cognitiva to usher in a new era of cognitive computing using Watson in Latin America ...

New supercomputer for computational chemistry, biology and physics at University of Western Australia ...

FlashLite sets SPEC benchmark world records ...

GridGain raises $15 million in Series B financing led by Sberbank and MoneyTime Ventures ...

Met Office celebrates 'topping out' of supercomputer complex ...

Applications

Groundbreaking leader of computation at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory retires ...

Titan probes depths of biofuel's biggest barrier ...

New projects pair U.S. manufacturers with Oak Ridge National Laboratory computing resources ...

AweSim-EWI project among those chosen for DOE HPC4Mfg award ...

Simulation reconstructs in detail the volcanic super-eruption which slowed the advance of modern man in Europe ...

University of Nebraska-Licoln supercomputers help gravitational wave discovery ...

The Cloud

EMC and VMware introduce hyper-converged VCE VXRAIL Appliance family ...

IBM unveils new mainframe for encrypted hybrid Clouds ...

Calix uses Oracle Cloud Platform to accelerate innovation ...

IBM Watson Health announces plans to acquire Truven Health Analytics for $2.6B, extending its leadership in value-based care solutions ...

Zycko deploys VM Aware storage solution from Mellanox and Tintri for private Cloud data centre ...

Award honours work of Genomics Virtual Lab team at University of Queensland ...

Connected high-speed data storage coming to University of Queensland ...