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Bright Computing and Amazon

Bright Computing is the first to offer data-aware scheduling for cloud bursting, a productivity boost that saves both manual effort and compute time.

Bright Cluster Manager provides cloud-readiness as a standard feature, enabling system administrators to expand capacity as needed, or to evaluate the use of GPUs for applications. Bright supports all Amazon instance types, including Cluster GPU instances. 

Bright provides two alternatives for cloud bursting: extending on-site clusters into the EC2 cloud, and managing these nodes as if part of the local system; or creating entirely new clusters in EC2 and providing the full provisioning, scheduling, monitoring and management capabilities that Bright provides for local clusters. Either approach is achieved with a few mouse clicks. 

Bright’s ability to easily extend on-site clusters and servers into the Amazon EC2 cloud, and to manage these resources as if local, significantly lowers the barrier, and cost, of dynamically adding compute capacity. 

Read more on the Amazon – Bright technology partnership here.

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One important barrier to cloud computing adoption in HPC is data movement and data management. Cloud latency issues can make it challenging to ensure that the right data are in position when applications need to run on the cloud, and that the data are returned in a timely way afterward. Bright addresses this challenge by designing data-aware scheduling directly into the company's cloud bursting capability. This integrated approach could make it easier for mainstream HPC applications to exploit cloud computing.

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-Steve Conway, IDC Research Vice President for HPC

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