9 Feb 2017 San Jose - Bright Computing, a global expert in cluster and Cloud infrastructure automation software, has signed a strategic partnership with Curtiss-Wright's Defense Solution division. Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions is an industry-leading supplier of highly engineered commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) module and system-level products designed for deployment in the harsh environments typical of aerospace, defense and industrial applications.
The relationship between the two companies began in 2015, when Curtiss-Wright launched an OpenHPEC Initiative to take proven development tools from the commercial HPC market and incorporate them in the design of highly scalable supercomputer-class high performance embedded computing (HPEC) system solutions for the Aerospace & Defense industry. Under the initiative, Curtiss-Wright introduced the OpenHPEC Accelerator Suite which includes Bright Cluster Manager and other best-in-class software development tools. OpenHPEC Accelerator Suite includes an industry leading cluster manager, debugger, and profiler from the HPC domain. It supports 40GB Ethernet, InfiniBand, and PCIe fabrics, as well as multiple versions of MPI for communications. Vector libraries offer optimized single and multi-thread functions, for both single and double precision, for demanding, math-intensive applications.
Since 2015, Bright Computing and Curtiss-Wright have collaborated to provide easy -to-deploy and robust HPC solutions, removing obstacles for developers building complex supercomputers in challenging environments.
Today, Bright Computing and Curtiss-Wright share multiple customers that are lead prime contractors in the Aerospace and Defence industry. Together, Bright and Curtiss-Wright solve challenges such as utilizing COTS software instead of custom software to reduce costs, decreasing time to market, and improving performance.
Dan Kuczkowski, SVP of Worldwide Sales at Bright Computing, commented: "We're delighted to formalize our collaboration with Curtiss-Wright. The Aerospace and Defense industry have very high demands when it comes to HPC, so it's great to be at the cutting edge with Curtiss-Wright, providing ground breaking solutions for the latest supercomputing challenges."
"We are very excited to be working closely with Bright Computing to bring its supercomputing software tools to the embedded Aerospace & Defense market as part of our OpenHPEC Accelerator Suite software development toolset", stated Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. "Together, we are providing HPEC system integrators with proven and robust development tools from the Commercial HPC market to speed and ease the design of COTS-based highly scalable supercomputer-class solutions."