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Bright Cluster Manager Adds BeeGFS Support

Today Bright Computing announced support for the BeeGFS parallel file system into Bright Cluster Manager 8.0. BeeGFS, developed at the Fraunhofer Center for High Performance Computing in Germany and delivered by ThinkParQ, is a parallel cluster file system with a strong focus on performance and flexibility, and is designed for very easy installation and management. […]

Bright Cluster Manager 8.0 Release Sets New Standard for Automation

Today Bright Computing announced the release of Bright Cluster Manager 8.0 and Bright OpenStack 8.0 with advanced, integrated solutions to improve ease-of use and management of HPC and Big Data clusters as well as private and public cloud environments. “In our latest software release, we incorporated many new features that our users have requested,” said Martijn de Vries, Chief Technology Officer of Bright Computing. De Vries continues, “We’ve made significant improvements that provide greater ease-of-use for systems administrators as well as end-users when creating and managing their cluster and cloud environments. Our goal is to increase productivity to decrease the time to results.”

Bright Cluster Manager 7.3 Enhances Container Support

Today Bright Computing released Version 7.3 of Bright Cluster Manager and Bright OpenStack. With enhanced support for containers, the new release has enhanced integration with Amazon Web Services (AWS), improvements to the interface with the Ceph distributed object store and file system, and a variety of other updates that make deployment and configuration easier and more intuitive.

Video: Dynamic Datacenter from Bright Computing

“Many organizations are gaining a competitive advantage by implementing a Dynamic Data Center strategy. In a dynamic data center compute resources may be dynamically created and/or provisioned based on workload demand in accordance with configured policies. Compute resources may be physical, on-premises nodes, or they may be virtual nodes in a public or a private cloud, or all of the above. In all cases, the resources are dynamically created and/or powered on and provisioned on-the-fly for a specific workload. This results in an agile data center that responds quickly and automatically to changes in workload demand, while reducing power costs.”

Florida Atlantic University Selects Bright Cluster Manager for HPC

Today Florida Atlantic University (FAU) announced that it is using Bright Cluster Manager software for its HPC cluster. The 56-node cluster is used for teaching Hadoop Map Reduce, bioinformatics research and other modeling and visualization work. Administrators say Bright Cluster Manager has significantly increased automation and is easily scalable to meet expected future growth.

Bright Cluster Manager 7.2 adds Support for Docker and Intel Omni-Path

Bright Cluster Manager Version 7.2 is out today, a new release that “extends insight, integration, and ease-of-use for managing clustered and cloud-based IT infrastructures.” The new release incorporates a wide range of new features and significantly enhanced monitoring capabilities. “Bright Computing has always prided itself on upgrading its product offerings to respond to new technological trends and user feedback,” said Martijn de Vries, Chief Technology Officer of Bright Computing. “The enhancements we have made in Version 7.2 address recent technology trends, such as the rapid adoption of containers to drive IT efficiency, and support our customers’ ongoing need to stay on top of their dynamic, complex, and converging IT infrastructures.”

Bright Computing Integrates Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre

Today Bright Computing announced that the latest version of its Bright Cluster Manager software is now integrated with the Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre software. Systems administrators can easily deploy, use and maintain Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre using Bright. Because Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre metrics and diagnostics are included, admins have access to a comprehensive view of Lustre file systems, servers, and clients as managed resources through Bright’s GUI.

Bright Cluster Manager 7.1 Release Coming to ISC 2015

Today Bright Computing announced it will be releasing Version 7.1 of Bright Cluster Manager for HPC at the ISC 2015 conference. The event takes place July 12-16 in Frankfurt, Germany.

Bright Cluster Manager Speeds Deployment of Apache Hadoop

Today Bright Computing announced a significant update to distribution-agnostic Bright Cluster Manager for Apache Hadoop at the Hadoop Summit North America 2015.

Bright Computing Powers Aircraft Design at University of Stuttgart

Today Bright Computing announced that the Institute of Aircraft Design at the University of Stuttgart is using the company’s Bright Computing Manager software in its HPC data center.