CD-adapco Uses Bright Cluster Manager In-House

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Bright Computing announced today that CD-adapco, the CFD software folks, are using their Bright Cluster Manager for their in house clusters.  The cluster management stack was delivered via their parent company Clustervision on top of Dell and Panasas hardware.  The main workloads for the machines are STAR-CCM+ and STAR-CD for their consultancy business as well as the respective development of each product.

Bright Cluster Manager is a comprehensive cluster management solution that provides all the functionality that we need here at CD-adapco. Our key applications — STAR-CCM+ and STAR-CD — were easy to install and run well on the cluster,” said Philip Jones, Euro IT Director at CD-adapco. “Bright Cluster Manager has many features that make it easy for us to manage the cluster and allow us to focus on running our CFD and CAE applications. For example, the image based provisioning makes it very easy to tailor software images and propagate changes to the compute nodes.”

Our partnership with ClusterVision and Bright Computing has greatly helped us to setup our new cluster in a short time frame and their support engineers have been responsive and helpful,” added Dr Christian Fauchier, researcher at CD-adapco France

For more info, read the full release here.