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Innovative HTC facilities needed to support computational genomics at the application and data level ...

HPC-assisted cell-based immunotherapy successful in curing melanoma ...

Restless hearts are simulated with real-time modelling at IBM Research in Zurich ...

A live report from the Adapteva A-1 "smallest supercomputer in the world" launch at ISC'14 ...

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Oracle unveils next generation Virtual Compute Appliance ...

Desktop Grids

ATLAS@Home crowd computing project launched at CERN ...

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ADVA Optical Networking launches new era of data centre connectivity with Big Data transport solution ...

KTH wins from crystal clear insight into application performance with Allinea Performance Reports ...

Neurological simulation milestone reached after UCL embraces Allinea's tools on UK's largest supercomputer ...

Bright Computing is building on its success in data centres across Europe ...

UK Atomic Weapons Establishment launches SGI supercomputer ...

Spectra Logic tape library to archive the UK's fastest supercomputer ...

Physicists find way to boot up quantum computers 72 times faster than previously possible ...

In the fast lane: Mediatec uses Calibre UK LEDView530 scalers at FIA World Endurance Championships ...

The upcoming cybernetic age is one of intellectual capital ...

International Supercomputing Conference moves to Frankfurt, Germany in 2015 ...

USFlash

DataDirect Networks helps EMSL speed climate, energy and bioscience discoveries with high performance and massively scalable storage ...

Spectra and the Tandy Supercomputer shorten calculation rates from days to minutes, saving time and lives ...

New A*STAR-SMU centre combines high-powered computing and behavioural sciences to study people-centric issues ...

Scheduling algorithms based on game theory makes better use of computational resources ...

National Renewable Energy Laboratory supercomputer tackles power grid problems ...

Simulations helps scientists understand and control turbulence in humans and machines ...

Stampede supercomputer enables discoveries throughout science and engineering ...

Supercomputing simulations crucial to the study of Ras protein in determining anticancer drugs ...

Stampede supercomputer powers innovations in DNA sequencing technologies ...

Stampede supercomputer helps researchers design and test improved hurricane forecasting system ...

NSF-supported Stampede supercomputer powers innovations in materials science ...

D-Wave and predecessors: From simulated to quantum annealing ...

HPC server market shrinks -9.6% in the first quarter of 2014, according to IDC ...

University of Maryland's Deepthought2 debuts in global supercomputer rankings ...

Nine ways NSF-supported supercomputers help scientists understand and treat the disease ...

CAST releases wysiwyg R33 ...

Bright Computing is building on its success in data centres across Europe

19 Jun 2014 San Jose - Bright Computing's European customer list has grown to 200 customers. Building on its success in providing cluster management solutions to European organisations in many industries, the company is expanding its go-to-market activities across Europe. Bright is actively building its partner network with an emphasis on a new product line that enables the company to meet the market's growing needs for managing Hadoop clusters and OpenStack private Clouds.

Bright's extensive network of partners, resellers and systems integrators has enabled the company to provide Bright Cluster Manager to universities, research organisations, and enterprises with sophisticated technical computing needs. The company has already added resources to better support its European partner network, and plans to do even more in the coming months, as well as extending it partner network with new resellers.

"Some of the most advanced clusters in Europe rely on our software for provisioning and management", stated Dr. Matthijs van Leeuwen, CEO and founder of Bright Computing. "We are very proud that more than 200 customers including Academisch Ziekenhuis Maastricht (AMSL), CERN, the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS), and the University of Amsterdam all trust their cluster management needs to Bright."

The company's latest products add significant new capabilities to the product line, making it possible to manage Big Data with Hadoop, and to host private Clouds on-premise using OpenStack.

"We have been using Bright Cluster Manager for more than half a year now and can recommend it to anyone who wants a complete and easy-to-use software solution for his HPC cluster. Using Bright Cluster Manager is a completely different experience from using the open source cluster management solutions that you can download off the web. Its GUI is very intuitive to use and offers all functionality I need as an administrator on a day-to-day basis", stated Erik Smeets, Systems Administrator at the Technical University of Eindhoven.

"Bright Cluster Manager's rapid rebooting across nodes has reduced our node provisioning by a factor of ten, and it's done with a few mouse-clicks", stated Greg Siekas, High Performance Computing Technical Lead at Boeing.

"There's a growing interest in production use of hybrid-architecture systems in our HPC centre. This means we need to be able to provision, monitor and manage systems with accelerators and coprocessors with minimal administrative overhead. Our evaluation of Bright Cluster Manager demonstrated that it met our needs in a satisfactory way", stated Hussein Harake of CSCS.

"Bright significantly eases the day-to-day management of all HPC resources. For example, using Bright's capability to logically group nodes according to hardware type or location, we are able to rapidly perform scheduled service on a highly selective basis. The Bright-enabled efficiency and effectiveness of our IT operations is already allowing us to improve the level of service we provide to our on and off-site researchers. In fact, most of our researchers are completely unaware that their materials-science HPC cluster is in fact a consolidated resource that spans two physical sites", stated Gregory Sainte-Luce, Computer Network and Systems Engineer, Centre des Matériaux at MINES ParisTech.

"The installation and initial integration of the cluster has run very smoothly, and was completed in less than one week time. In our project schedule we had expected this task to last much longer, so by selecting a joint Dell/ClusterVision/Bright solution, we have been able to focus our efforts in developing our new software services and linking it into our existing infrastructure", stated Thorkild Guldager Sørensen, Software Developer and HPC System Administrator.

"In the end Bright Computing's flexible user portal and its powerful cluster management software was an important part of our decision", stated Pierre Gay, Lead Systems Administrator, University Bordeaux 1.

"Our uniquely complex cluster represents a difficult management challenge, which is why we chose Bright Cluster Manager. We needed a solution we could trust, and Bright's proven success in managing complex systems combining x86 and GPU technologies won us over. We are thrilled with how Bright's comprehensive, yet easy-to-use solution helps us manage and control our very important supercomputer", stated Prof. Volker Lindenstruth, Chair for HPC Architecture at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies.

"IT resources are rare these days and the Bright Computing cluster management suite enabled us to avoid investing a huge number of man days rediscovering what others in research and the industry have already done, or re-developing something internally that we would have had to support for years. The possibility to extend our cluster with EC2 is perfectly suited to our usage since, from time to time, we need to run some benchmarks on huge test cases which exceed our own compute capacity", stated Pierre Spatz, Head of Quantitative Analysis Murex.
Source: Bright Computing

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2014-06-30

Special

Innovative HTC facilities needed to support computational genomics at the application and data level ...

HPC-assisted cell-based immunotherapy successful in curing melanoma ...

Restless hearts are simulated with real-time modelling at IBM Research in Zurich ...

A live report from the Adapteva A-1 "smallest supercomputer in the world" launch at ISC'14 ...

The Cloud

HP launches Helion Managed Services for optimizing Cloud storage workloads ...

Oracle unveils next generation Virtual Compute Appliance ...

Desktop Grids

ATLAS@Home crowd computing project launched at CERN ...

EuroFlash

a.s.r. uses ADVA Optical Networking's GNOC for critical network monitoring and maintenance ...

ADVA Optical Networking launches new era of data centre connectivity with Big Data transport solution ...

KTH wins from crystal clear insight into application performance with Allinea Performance Reports ...

Neurological simulation milestone reached after UCL embraces Allinea's tools on UK's largest supercomputer ...

Bright Computing is building on its success in data centres across Europe ...

UK Atomic Weapons Establishment launches SGI supercomputer ...

Spectra Logic tape library to archive the UK's fastest supercomputer ...

Physicists find way to boot up quantum computers 72 times faster than previously possible ...

In the fast lane: Mediatec uses Calibre UK LEDView530 scalers at FIA World Endurance Championships ...

The upcoming cybernetic age is one of intellectual capital ...

International Supercomputing Conference moves to Frankfurt, Germany in 2015 ...

USFlash

DataDirect Networks helps EMSL speed climate, energy and bioscience discoveries with high performance and massively scalable storage ...

Spectra and the Tandy Supercomputer shorten calculation rates from days to minutes, saving time and lives ...

New A*STAR-SMU centre combines high-powered computing and behavioural sciences to study people-centric issues ...

Scheduling algorithms based on game theory makes better use of computational resources ...

National Renewable Energy Laboratory supercomputer tackles power grid problems ...

Simulations helps scientists understand and control turbulence in humans and machines ...

Stampede supercomputer enables discoveries throughout science and engineering ...

Supercomputing simulations crucial to the study of Ras protein in determining anticancer drugs ...

Stampede supercomputer powers innovations in DNA sequencing technologies ...

Stampede supercomputer helps researchers design and test improved hurricane forecasting system ...

NSF-supported Stampede supercomputer powers innovations in materials science ...

D-Wave and predecessors: From simulated to quantum annealing ...

HPC server market shrinks -9.6% in the first quarter of 2014, according to IDC ...

University of Maryland's Deepthought2 debuts in global supercomputer rankings ...

Nine ways NSF-supported supercomputers help scientists understand and treat the disease ...

CAST releases wysiwyg R33 ...