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Primeur weekly 2016-11-07

Focus

EGI to finalize service catalogue and ISO certification ...

Exascale supercomputing

SLAC and Berkeley Lab researchers prepare for scientific computing on the exascale ...

Quantum computing

Researchers nearly reached quantum limit with nanodrums ...

Focus on Europe

New approach for ARM-based technology to halve the cost of powering data centres ...

PRACE to award contracts in third and final phase of Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) ...

PRACE welcomes new Managing Director Serge Bogaerts ...

PRACE 2016 Digest Special Edition on Industry is out ...

Supercomputer comes up with a profile of dark matter ...

Middleware

Bright Computing supplies Bright OpenStack to Stony Brook University ...

DDN Annual High Performance Computing Trends survey reveals rising deployment of flash tiers and private/hybrid Clouds versus public for HPC ...

With Corral 3, TACC provides a more unified data structure and increased space ...

Hardware

Mellanox launches open source software initiative for routers, load balancers, and firewalls ...

Mellanox Multi-Host technology reshapes data centre economics ...

Cray awarded $26 million contract from the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Programme ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise completes acquisition of SGI ...

Centre for Modelling & Simulation in Bristol launches new supercomputer ...

Baylor University selects Cray CS400 cluster supercomputer to power innovative research ...

SGI awarded $27 million systems contract with the Army Research Laboratory Defense Supercomputing Resource Center ...

Applications

XSEDE spins off annual conference to unite research computing community ...

Researchers at UCSB explore the delicate balance between coherence and control with a simple but complete platform for quantum processing ...

Cosmic connection: KITP's Greg Huber worked with nuclear physicists to confirm a structural similarity found in both human cells and neutron stars ...

New technique for creating NV-doped nanodiamonds may be boost for quantum computing ...

New bacteria groups, and stunning diversity, discovered underground ...

The Cloud

IBM drives Cloud storage with new all-flash and software defined solutions ...

Capital markets firms continue to invest in hardware for compute Grids alongside growing Cloud adoption, according to TABB Group Research ...

Bright Computing supplies Bright OpenStack to Stony Brook University


31 Oct 2016 San Jose - Bright Computing, a provider of hardware-agnostic cluster and Cloud management software, has supplied its industry-leading Bright Cluster Manager software to Stony Brook University, which will be used to automatically deploy a new OpenStack high-performance computer (HPC) cluster. The cluster will further build the University's computational capacity and capability to conduct Big Data analyses.

Stony Brook will use Bright OpenStack to automatically create an entire OpenStack environment with just a few clicks. With the software, they can quickly and easily identify nodes, install the operating system, install different roles, assign the roles to different nodes, and then manage and monitor them.

The new $2 million HPC cluster was purchased with a $1.4 million National Science Foundation (NSF) Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) grant, as well as matching grants from internal University sources and the Empire State Development's NYSTAR programme. The cluster is being designed for use by all members of the campus community. Principal users include the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, which will be conducting studies of coastal zone erosion patterns and climate change models, and the Ecology Department, which will conduct research on biodiversity in the evolution of species and bio-conservation in Antarctica.

According to Firat Coskun, Stony Brook University's Senior Programmer/Analyst for the Institute for Advanced Computational Science, Division of Information Technology, the Bright OpenStack software made it much easier to deploy an OpenStack cluster than standard OpenStack deployment options. "We found the capabilities and ease of installation of Bright OpenStack solution to be a significant advance over our original software solution. The software works in an intuitive fashion and is very easy to pick up and run with. Bright's support model also offers far more than what I have seen from other competitors. The competitive pricing model for academia makes it a very good value proposition."

He added: "We had already converted several other existing HPC clusters to Bright software and have been very happy with the Bright products and Bright support. We hope to leverage the robust platform for future projects as appropriate."

"OpenStack promises to be a standard platform for creating a private Cloud but it can be very difficult to configure", stated Dan Kuczkowski, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Bright Computing. "We are very pleased that Stony Brook, a longtime Bright customer, trusted in the Bright platform for HPC cluster management and decided to adopt Bright OpenStack as their private Cloud standard."
Source: Bright Computing

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Primeur weekly 2016-11-07

Focus

EGI to finalize service catalogue and ISO certification ...

Exascale supercomputing

SLAC and Berkeley Lab researchers prepare for scientific computing on the exascale ...

Quantum computing

Researchers nearly reached quantum limit with nanodrums ...

Focus on Europe

New approach for ARM-based technology to halve the cost of powering data centres ...

PRACE to award contracts in third and final phase of Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) ...

PRACE welcomes new Managing Director Serge Bogaerts ...

PRACE 2016 Digest Special Edition on Industry is out ...

Supercomputer comes up with a profile of dark matter ...

Middleware

Bright Computing supplies Bright OpenStack to Stony Brook University ...

DDN Annual High Performance Computing Trends survey reveals rising deployment of flash tiers and private/hybrid Clouds versus public for HPC ...

With Corral 3, TACC provides a more unified data structure and increased space ...

Hardware

Mellanox launches open source software initiative for routers, load balancers, and firewalls ...

Mellanox Multi-Host technology reshapes data centre economics ...

Cray awarded $26 million contract from the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Programme ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise completes acquisition of SGI ...

Centre for Modelling & Simulation in Bristol launches new supercomputer ...

Baylor University selects Cray CS400 cluster supercomputer to power innovative research ...

SGI awarded $27 million systems contract with the Army Research Laboratory Defense Supercomputing Resource Center ...

Applications

XSEDE spins off annual conference to unite research computing community ...

Researchers at UCSB explore the delicate balance between coherence and control with a simple but complete platform for quantum processing ...

Cosmic connection: KITP's Greg Huber worked with nuclear physicists to confirm a structural similarity found in both human cells and neutron stars ...

New technique for creating NV-doped nanodiamonds may be boost for quantum computing ...

New bacteria groups, and stunning diversity, discovered underground ...

The Cloud

IBM drives Cloud storage with new all-flash and software defined solutions ...

Capital markets firms continue to invest in hardware for compute Grids alongside growing Cloud adoption, according to TABB Group Research ...