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Successfully Managing Workload Convergence in Your Data Center

Modern enterprises are being challenged to implement new technologies and produce results faster without increasing their IT budgets. This is the first a series of features exploring new resource management solutions for workload convergence, such as Bright Cluster Manager by Bright Computing.

Ace Computers Offers OpenStack Solutions

Today Ace Computers announced four leading-edge OpenStack applications for clusters, servers and workstations. Although the company has been working with top open source application providers for decades—this is the first announcement of an offering portfolio that includes Red Hat, SUSE, Bright Computing and CentOS. “We have the advantage over most of our competitors of decades-long partnerships with many platform developers,” said Ace Computers CEO John Samborski. ” These strong relationships give us access to leading-edge innovations and expertise that allow us to build the best possible solutions for our clients.”

Data Center Workloads: How to Successfully Manage Convergence

Mixing workloads rather than creating separate application domains is key to efficiency and productivity. Specific software is typically needed only in certain phases of product development, leaving systems idle the rest of the time. Download the insideHPC guide that explores how a powerful scheduling and resource management solution — such as Bright Cluster Manager — can slot other workloads into those idle clusters, thereby gaining maximum value from the hardware and software investment, and rewarding IT administrators with satisfied users.

Bright Computing and SUSE Collaborate at SC17

“The Bright Computing and SUSE partnership was first announced in 2009, enabling customers to deploy, manage, and monitor SUSE Linux Enterprise Server clusters using the Bright interface. Since then, the companies have collaborated many times to provide cutting edge infrastructure management solutions to significant strategic companies around the world, including Boeing in North America and CSIRO in Australia.”

University of North Texas turns to Bright Computing for Efficient Cluster Management

Today Bright Computing, a global leader in cluster and cloud infrastructure automation software, is proud to announce that the University of North Texas (UNT) has integrated Bright Cluster Manager into its HPC environment for research support. The University uses this 350-node cluster to optimize efficiency for researchers working on groundbreaking discoveries in a variety of domains material science, engineering, chemistry, and physics. Bright Cluster Manager helps UNT’s University Information Technology department successfully provision, monitor and manage heterogeneous clusters.

Bright Computing Powers SingleParticle.com for cryo-EM

Today Bright Computing announced a reseller agreement with San Diego-based SingleParticle.com. 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). “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 SingleParticle.com. “We are confident that with Bright’s technology, our customers can maintain our turn-key cryoEM cluster with little to no prior HPC experience.”

Bright Computing Announces Integration with IBM Power Systems

Today Bright Computing announced that Bright Cluster Manager 8.0 now integrates with IBM Power Systems. “The integration of Bright Cluster Manager 8.0 with IBM Power Systems has created an important new option for users running complex workloads involving high-performance data analytics,” said Sumit Gupta, VP, HPC, AI & Machine Learning, IBM Cognitive Systems. “Bright Computing’s emphasis on ease-of-use for Linux-based clusters within public, private and hybrid cloud environments speaks to its understanding that while data is becoming more complicated, the management of its workloads must remain accessible to a changing workforce.”

Fayetteville State University Leverages Bright Cluster Manager for AI Research

Fayetteville State University is using Bright Cluster Manager for ground-breaking Artificial Intelligence research. Bright Cluster Manager enables the University to deploy complete clusters over bare metal and manage them effectively. Managing the hardware, operating system, HPC software, and its users is done with an elegant easy-to-use graphical user interface. With Bright Cluster Manager, IT/system administrators can quickly get clusters up and running and keep them running reliably throughout their lifecycle.

HPC Innovation Excellence Awards announced by Hyperion Research

At ISC 2017, Hyperion Research announced the newest recipients of the HPC Innovation Excellence Award. The program’s main objectives are to showcase return on investment (ROI) and success stories involving HPC; to help other users better understand the benefits of adopting HPC; and to help justify HPC investments, including for small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs). “There are three awards categories, including the HPC User Innovation Award, the HPC Data Center Innovation Award; and the HPC Vendor Innovation Award. The judgement process for these awards is fair and clear.”

Hyperion Research Recognizes Bright Computing for their Integration with Azure

Today Bright Computing announced that it has been selected by Hyperion Research for a 2017 HPC Innovation Award for its ability to provision and manage virtual servers in Microsoft Azure. “Helping organizations easily create hybrid clouds is a critical scenario for many customers, especially those using HPC in the cloud for the first time. We are pleased that Bright Computing is already receiving industry recognition for its work with Microsoft Azure, and look forward to more to come from this collaboration.”