Announcing Bright Cluster Manager 7.1 for HPC

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bright-cluster-manager-standardToday Bright Computing rolled out Version 7.1 of Bright Cluster Manager for HPC at ISC 2015. The event will be held July 12-16, 2015, in Frankfurt, Germany. Drop by Booth #920 to see how the new Version 7.1 features help Bright Cluster Manager for HPC fulfill its mission – advanced cluster management made easy.

We are excited to share the latest updates and enhancements we’ve made to Bright Cluster Manager for HPC. Collectively, they further reduce the complexity of on-premise HPC and help our customers extend their on-premise HPC environment into the cloud,” said Matthijs van Leeuwen, Bright Computing Founder and CEO. “The latest version allows our customers to manage their HPC environment alongside their platforms for Big Data Analytics, based on Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark, from a single management interface.”

Bright Computing engineers will be on hand at ISC 2015 to demonstrate all the 7.1 updates that enable customers to deploy, manage, use, and maintain complete HPC clusters over bare metal or in the cloud even more effectively. Leading the list of enhancements is fully integrated support for Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre (IEEL), integrated Dell BIOS operations, and open source Puppet. Improved integration with several workload managers and a refactored Web portal round out the exciting enhancements.

Those who need to deploy, use and maintain a POSIX-compliant parallel file system will find the integrated IEEL support lets them do so efficiently and with the well-known Bright Cluster Manager interface. Fully integrated support for Puppet ensures the right services are up and running on the right platforms, through enforced configurations. With integrated support for Dell BIOS firmware and configuration settings, users can deploy and maintain supported Dell servers from the BIOS level, using Bright’s familiar interface.

Broader and deeper support for Slurm, Sun Grid Engine, and Univa Grid Engine ensures that Bright Cluster Manager for HPC fully integrates the capability to optimally manage HPC workloads. Users can quickly and easily monitor their HPC workloads through the updated web interface provided by Bright’s user portal. Version 7.1 also incorporates refactored internals for improved performance, as well as finer-grained management control that includes customized kernels.

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