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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.”

Fox Chase Cancer Center Adopts Bright Cluster Manager

Today Bright Computing announced that the Fox Chase Cancer Center is using Bright Cluster Manager for its new high-performance computing cluster. The 30-node cluster supports bioinformatics initiatives for Fox Chase’s world class cancer research programs.

SGI and DDN Power UK Met Office SPICE System for Weather and Climate Research

SGI, Bright Computing, and DDN recently announced that the UK Met Office has selected the three HPC vendors to provide HPC for its new Scientific Processing and Intensive Compute Environment (SPICE) system. SPICE will enable weather and climate researchers to dramatically reduce time required to analyze massive amounts of climate simulation data.

Bright OpenStack Powers HPC at Stony Brook University

“OpenStack promises to be a standard platform for creating a private cloud but it can be very difficult to configure,” said 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.”

Bright Broadens Partnership with Huawei in EMEA

Today Bright Computing announced expanded collaboration with Huawei across EMEA.

Huawei places win-win collaboration at the heart of our business in Europe,” said Jaco Pesschier, Senior Channel Sales Manager, Huawei West Europe Enterprise Business. “We’re committed to building a partner ecosystem which enables end-users to make the most of new ICT to become leaders in their markets. As our relationship with Bright Computing grows we look forward to a productive and optimistic future working together.”

Bright Computing Announces Reseller Agreement with SGI

“SGI and Bright Computing have been working together for the last year to provide our joint customers with enterprise level clustered infrastructure management software for production supercomputing,” said Gabriel Broner, vice president and general manager of HPC, SGI. “By partnering with Bright Computing, our customers are able to select the cluster management tool that best suits their needs.”

Five Essential Strategies for Successful HPC Cluster

A successful HPC cluster is a powerful asset for an organization. At the same time, these powerful racks present a multifaceted resource to manage. If not properly managed, software complexity, cluster growth, scalability, and system heterogeneity can introduce project delays and reduce the overall productivity of an organization. At the same time, cloud computing models as well as the processing of Hadoop workloads are emerging challenges that can stifle business agility if not properly implemented. The following essential strategies are guidelines for the effective operation of an HPC cluster resource. Download this IHPC guide to learn more.

Empowering Cloud Computing Utilization with Cloud Bursting

Cloud computing is a pervasive technological trend that has penetrated nearly every commercial and government market over the past several years. The cloud
computing paradigm treats IT services as a commodity, focusing on providing ubiquitous access to shared computational and storage resources, and leveraging
economies of scale to achieve lower variable costs. Download this white paper to learn more.

New Bright for Deep Learning Solution Designed for Business

“We have enhanced Bright Cluster Manager 7.3 so our customers can quickly and easily deploy new deep learning techniques to create predictive applications for fraud detection, demand forecasting, click prediction, and other data-intensive analyses,” said Martijn de Vries, Chief Technology Officer of Bright Computing. “Going forward, customers using Bright to deploy and manage clusters for deep learning will not have to worry about finding, configuring, and deploying all of the dependent software components needed to run deep learning libraries and frameworks.”

Unified Computing System with Cisco

When used together, Bright Computing and Cisco Systems provide a complete, integrated HPC Ethernet solution that decreases the amount of time IT managers, administrators, and users spend managing a complex collection of vendors, networks, and hardware. With improved focus on results, productivity increases, and costs decrease.