December 6, 2011
Boeing Buys Site License for Bright Cluster Manager
One of the world’s largest manufacturing organizations chooses Bright’s advanced HPC cluster management solution for cross-company utilization.
San Jose, California
Bright Computing, a leader in cluster management software, today announced that Boeing has acquired a site license for Bright Cluster Manager®. This agreement enables the use of Bright Cluster Manager on any x86-based hardware platform throughout the company. Boeing’s first implementations of Bright Cluster Manager are in production on multiple clusters, including a 512-node Hewlett-Packard cluster in the Information Technology Infrastructure (ITI) organization.
Boeing selected Bright Cluster Manager after an extensive selection procedure and multiple onsite/offsite evaluations. The Boeing team was looking for a comprehensive suite of capabilities that would meet the diverse and demanding requirements of various engineering teams across the company. They were also looking for clear portability across platforms, enabling them to realize the benefits of a standardized model for installation, diskless provisioning over IB, monitoring and management.
“Bright Cluster Manager’s rapid rebooting across nodes has reduced our node provisioning by a factor of ten, and it’s done with a few mouse-clicks,” stated Greg Siekas, High Performance Computing Technical Lead at Boeing.
Bright Cluster Manager has been implemented on a number of HP systems worldwide, and this is the first time the companies have provided a joint solution at Boeing.
“This supports one of Boeing’s IT priorities to realize productivity gains by streamlining processes and tools to eliminate waste,” said Luis Gutierrez, Boeing ITI Global Data Center and Server Infrastructure Director.
About Bright Computing
Bright Computing specializes in management software for on-premise HPC, Hadoop, storage, database and workstation clusters, as well as the seamless extension of these clusters into the cloud. Its flagship product — Bright Cluster Manager — with its intuitive graphical user interface and powerful cluster management shell, makes clusters of any size easy to install, use and manage, including systems combining processors with accelerators (e.g., NVIDIA GPUs) or coprocessors (e.g., Intel Xeon Phi). Bright's minimal footprint enables systems to be utilized to their maximum potential, from departmental Hadoop clusters to large-scale supercomputers. Bright Computing partners include Amazon, Cisco, Cray and Dell, while Boeing, ING Bank, NASA, Roche, Saudi Aramco plus Stanford University and Tokyo Institute of Technology are examples of Bright customers. Bright Computing is a Red Herring 2013 Top 100 North America Award winner, and Bright Cluster Manager was a "Best of Show Award" winner at Bio-IT World 2013.
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For more information
Bright Computing, Inc.
Mr. Ian Lumb
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San Jose, CA 95134
Tel: +1 408 520 9082
“Bright Cluster Manager’s rapid rebooting across nodes has reduced our node provisioning by a factor of ten, and it’s done with a few mouse-clicks.”
— Greg Siekas, High Performance Computing Technical Lead at Boeing
“This supports one of Boeing’s IT priorities to realize productivity gains by streamlining processes and tools to eliminate waste.”
— Luis Gutierrez, Boeing ITI Global Data Center and Server Infrastructure Director