The Goals of Bright Cluster Manager
Bright Cluster Manager® was designed by a group of highly experienced cluster specialists who perceived the need for a fundamental approach to the technical challenges posed by cluster management.
Bright Cluster Manager fulfills the following goals:
- Make clusters really easy
Bright Cluster Manager makes Linux clusters of any size really easy to install, manage and use — even with only minimal Linux knowledge.
- Scale clusters to thousands of nodes
Bright Cluster Manager was designed to scale to thousands of nodes. Its Advanced Edition includes many features for managing very large and complex clusters.
- Be complete
Bright Cluster Manager is complete. It includes everything a user or administrator would expect from a professional cluster management software stack.
1. Make Clusters Really Easy
- Install Clusters ... Easy
Install a complete cluster from bare-metal to turnkey supercomputer within an hour with minimal Linux knowledge.
- Monitor Clusters ... Easy
Monitor hundreds of useful hardware and software metrics. Create graphs with one mouse click. Zoom in and out of graphs dynamically.
- Manage Clusters ... Easy
Manage all elements of your cluster from one consistent GUI —
and much more.
- Use Clusters ... Easy
Benefit from a large collection of
software development tools
— all pre-installed and pre-configured.
- Scale Clusters ... Easy
Add nodes to your cluster by plugging them in and letting our software take care of the rest. Advanced features such as failover and load-balanced node provisioning are accessible through the intuitive GUI and do not require custom scripting or specific Linux or HPC expertise.
2. Scale Clusters to Thousands of Nodes
Bright Cluster Manager was designed to scale to thousands of nodes.
It is not dependent on third-party (open source) software that was not designed for this level of scalability.
Many advanced features for handling scalability and complexity are included:
3. Be Complete
Bright Cluster Manager is a comprehensive cluster management solution. Features include the following:
Choose Standard Edition
for small and medium clusters.
Choose Advanced Edition
for large and complex clusters.