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Primeur weekly 2011-09-26

Special

Steve Conway to highlight European HPC market at EGI Technical Forum ...

Exascale supercomputing

Appro and SDSC Gordon supercomputer to provide up to 35 million IOPS ...

"Stampede's" comprehensive capabilities to bolster U.S. open science computational resources ...

The Cloud

Bull and CA Technologies form a strategic alliance ...

Gresham Computing to launch Clareti Transaction Control ...

HP Channel Partners open new Cloud Centers of Excellence ...

IBM expands Cloud delivery of smarter commerce ...

'Managed application services added to Interoute’s unified computing portfolio ...

Midas Medici's CIMCORP wins $3 million contract for data centre solutions in Brazil ...

Oracle successfully completes Continua Health Alliance interoperability testing ...

SDSC announces scalable, high-performance data storage Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

e-ScienceTalk Briefing on Desktop Grids has just appeared ...

BOINC integrated with Wordpress ...

OurGrid version 4.2.6 now released ...

EuroFlash

Bright Computing now resells Altair PBS Professional Workload Manager, delivering HPC operational efficiencies and cost savings ...

Repsol and BSC create a joint research centre in Spain ...

Sailing Mediterranean ICT seas - Boosting high-speed ICT infrastructures across Europe and Mediterranean ...

Mini-quantum computer passes test ...

Like fish on waves: electrons go surfing ...

USFlash

Emerson Network Power doubles the life span of VME boards ...

Retailers generate high-volume sales with IBM solution for smarter commerce ...

Nearly half of IT decision makers favour solid-state storage technology ...

University of Minnesota Supercomputing Institute adds Dell Terascala HPC Storage Solution to Itasca system ...

Oracle announces the immediate availability of the Oracle Database Appliance ...

Oracle Financial Services Revenue Management and Billing running with Oracle Exadata Database Machine delivers extreme performance ...

Major supercomputing boost for University of Canterbury ...

Post-silicon computing ...

Bright Computing now resells Altair PBS Professional Workload Manager, delivering HPC operational efficiencies and cost savings

13 Sep 2011 San Jose - Bright Computing, an expert in cluster management software, has become a global authorized reseller of Altair Engineering's PBS Professional software. Perhaps the most widely used workload management system in HPC, PBS Professional software has long been an optional integrated workload manager for Bright. What's new is that the company is now a global reseller of PBS Professional, bundling Bright Cluster Manager with a free, 90-day temporary license of PBS Professional with an option to purchase.

Bright Computing provides PBS Professional as a pre-integrated, user-selectable option along with a number of other popular workload managers. Upon selection, Bright automatically configures and deploys PBS Professional throughout the cluster, and provides monitoring and management of the workload manager through the intuitive Bright Cluster Manager GUI, its powerful cluster management shell and the web-based user portal. Additional benefits of the seamless integration include sampling, analysis and visualization of a wide range of workload manager statistics within the Bright GUI, automatic head node failover, access to the Bright SOAP API, and pre-job health checking capability.

"With Bright Computing becoming an authorized reseller of PBS Professional at a global level, more companies will now have access to a solution that meets all of their needs", stated Bill Nitzberg, CTO of PBS Works. "We are looking forward to growing our relationship with Bright Computing, and helping companies to further optimize HPC projects to run efficiently and easily."

The combination of Bright Cluster Manager tightly coupled with PBS Professional delivers a number of operational efficiencies that reduce costs, improve system utilization/throughput, and save energy. Further, the combination of Bright Cluster Manager with PBS Professional solves the productivity-killing problem known as "Black Hole Node Syndrome". Unlike other cluster management software, Bright works closely with workload managers to identify nodes that, although appear to be functioning normally, have subtle problems that will crash compute jobs. Bright sidelines these nodes and alerts the system administrators.

A leading aerospace manufacturing company is a noteworthy joint customer of the two companies. This manufacturing giant was able to put an end to its black hole node syndrome, gain measurable operating efficiencies and streamline system management efforts across a number of distributed HPC clusters.

"We took the decision to resell PBS Professional in response to customer requests", stated Dr. Matthijs van Leeuwen, founder and CEO of Bright Computing. "We are now able to streamline both their purchasing and support processes, in addition to providing them with a complete, end-to-end solution for deployment, provisioning, scheduling, monitoring and management."
Source: Bright Computing

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2011-09-26

Special

Steve Conway to highlight European HPC market at EGI Technical Forum ...

Exascale supercomputing

Appro and SDSC Gordon supercomputer to provide up to 35 million IOPS ...

"Stampede's" comprehensive capabilities to bolster U.S. open science computational resources ...

The Cloud

Bull and CA Technologies form a strategic alliance ...

Gresham Computing to launch Clareti Transaction Control ...

HP Channel Partners open new Cloud Centers of Excellence ...

IBM expands Cloud delivery of smarter commerce ...

'Managed application services added to Interoute’s unified computing portfolio ...

Midas Medici's CIMCORP wins $3 million contract for data centre solutions in Brazil ...

Oracle successfully completes Continua Health Alliance interoperability testing ...

SDSC announces scalable, high-performance data storage Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

e-ScienceTalk Briefing on Desktop Grids has just appeared ...

BOINC integrated with Wordpress ...

OurGrid version 4.2.6 now released ...

EuroFlash

Bright Computing now resells Altair PBS Professional Workload Manager, delivering HPC operational efficiencies and cost savings ...

Repsol and BSC create a joint research centre in Spain ...

Sailing Mediterranean ICT seas - Boosting high-speed ICT infrastructures across Europe and Mediterranean ...

Mini-quantum computer passes test ...

Like fish on waves: electrons go surfing ...

USFlash

Emerson Network Power doubles the life span of VME boards ...

Retailers generate high-volume sales with IBM solution for smarter commerce ...

Nearly half of IT decision makers favour solid-state storage technology ...

University of Minnesota Supercomputing Institute adds Dell Terascala HPC Storage Solution to Itasca system ...

Oracle announces the immediate availability of the Oracle Database Appliance ...

Oracle Financial Services Revenue Management and Billing running with Oracle Exadata Database Machine delivers extreme performance ...

Major supercomputing boost for University of Canterbury ...

Post-silicon computing ...