Bright Case Study: Reducing Energy Consumption and Empowering Collaboration


By Dietmar Fuchs | June 04, 2015 | HPC cluster management, supercomputing



VSC3A consortium of higher education establishments in Austria recognized a collective need for extremely powerful computational resources. In 2009, the group of universities decided to join forces to design and share access to a high performance computer.

Over the next few years, the supercomputer was regularly updated to adapt to increasingly sophisticate demand and technology evolution.

In 2014, the consortium identified the need to upgrade the supercomputer once again, to harness additional compute power, and to create an even more robust HPC environment. A key requirement for the next generation supercomputer was to focus on energy efficiency and to reduce environmental impact.

Our latest case study describes how Bright is integral to the supercomputer, known as VSC-3.

From this study, you can learn:

  • How Bright helps the consortium to lower energy consumption, to actively address its environmental impact
  • How Bright enables administrative tasks to be automated, to simplify day-to-day operations
  • How Bright empowers the group to better manage resources for faster and more efficient computations
  • How Bright has facilitated the group to administer the cluster from a single user interface, promoting cross-university collaboration
  • How Bright monitors and health checks the cluster in real-time, to prevent downtime, outages, and risks to security

Read the case study here.