Bright Computing Powers for cryo-EM

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Today Bright Computing announced a reseller agreement with San Diego-based The company specializes in turn-key HPC infrastructure designed for high performance and low total cost of ownership (TCO), serving the global research community of cryo-electron microscopy (cryoEM).

The partnership with Bright Computing enables to add cluster management to its portfolio. By offering Bright technology to its customer base, reduces the IT burden on its customers’ cryoEM facilities. With Bright Cluster Manager, managing clusters become much less time-consuming and onerous, enabling customers to focus on solving new structures that can lead to new scientific discoveries and even new drug designs.

With Bright, the management of an HPC cluster becomes very straightforward, empowering end users to administer their workloads, rather than relying on HPC experts,” said Dr. Clara Cai, Manager at “We are confident that with Bright’s technology, our customers can maintain our turn-key cryoEM cluster with little to no prior HPC experience.”

Recognized as the Method of the Year 2015 by Nature Methods, offers single-particle cryo-electron microscopy (cryoEM), working with macromolecular structures at high resolution. The advancement of cryoEM in recent years brings about two challenges to many labs; a) the large amount of image data being generated every day from state-of-the-art direct electron detectors, b) intensive computation needed for 3D reconstruction software, such as the RELION package, developed by MRC-LMB in the UK.

We welcome to the Bright partner community,” said Clemens Engler, Director Alliances at Bright Computing. “This is an exciting opportunity for Bright technology to serve the cryoEM researchers.”’s solution features:

  • Fully scalable solution from 8 nodes to hundreds of nodes
  • Hybrid CPU/GPU cluster nodes in collaboration with AMAX information technologies, a leading provider of enterprise computing infrastructure solutions
  • High performance data storage with a proprietary file system, offering 300PB in single volume and great TCO with no hardware lock-in using commodity hardware
  • Expert support and service with a focus on cryoEM software

Sign up for our insideHPC Newsletter