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January 17, 2013

Bright Cluster Manager Speeds Chinese Climate Change Research Efforts

Tsinghua University relies on Bright to manage its Hadoop-based cluster for climate modeling

San Jose, California — Bright Computing — the leading vendor-independent provider of cluster management software — announced that China’s renowned Tsinghua University is using Bright Cluster Manager® to support its leading research on global climate change. Located in Beijing, the university’s Center for Earth System Science develops complex software based on the Community Earth System Model (CESM) and the Flexible Global Ocean-Atmosphere-Land System (FGOALS_G). Bright is used to manage the center’s Hadoop and Hive data warehouse cluster, an advanced development and benchmarking platform for modeling and studying changes in the earth’s climate.

Tsinghua University selected Bright Cluster Manager because it provided a powerful solution for deploying, testing, provisioning, monitoring and managing its cluster while minimizing staffing requirements. Further, the center will benefit from Bright’s proven scalability, enabling the research team to build out their planned system expansions without the need to modify its cluster management software.

“We needed a solution that would provide deep insights and better visibility into every aspect of our cluster. Bright’s highly intuitive interface gives us a complete view, including the ability to drill down to examine specific issues,” said Dr. Xue of the Center for Earth System Science at Tsinghua University. “In addition, Bright provides a multi-OS image that gives us more control over every aspect of our cluster’s operations. As a result, our researchers can develop benchmark software more quickly because we minimize downtime for maintenance and troubleshooting performance issues.” Paratera, a leading professional HPC software and services provider in China, led the cluster project.

About Center for Earth System Science, Tsinghua University

The Center for Earth System Science was established in 2009 to develop an earth system science discipline with a focus on global change issues. The center currently concentrates on four broad academic fields: earth system science, earth system modeling, earth observation technology, and global change economics.

About Paratera

Paratera, a Bright Cluster Manager authorized reseller, is a leading professional one-stop HPC software and services provider with offices in Beijing and Shanghai. Its flagship product, Paramon/Paratune, is application runtime characterization analysis software. It enables HPC customers to design HPC hardware solutions and tune applications performance based on visual fine real application performance measurement. Paratera has served most of the Top HPC customers in China including petroleum giants CNPC BGP, PetroChina and Sinopec; research institutes SCCAS, CAS IPE, and Tsinghua University; as well as others through partnerships with HP, Dell, IBM, Lenovo, and Intel.

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, the Deloitte Technology Fast50 “Rising Star 2013” Award winner, the Main Software 50 “Highest Growth” Award winner, and Bright Cluster Manager was a "Best of Show Award" winner at Bio-IT World 2013.

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