University selects our cluster manager software


By Lionel Gibbons | December 02, 2016 | HPC



und-logo.pngAs recently announced on the HPCWire blog, the University of North Dakota has selected the Bright Computing cluster manager software for use on its HPC clusters.

According to Aaron Bergstrom, the university's high performance computing specialist, UND system administrators are pleased with Bright Cluster Manager software after they found that even those with little experience with HPC clusters were able to get up to speed with the complex environments with ease. Bergstrom also complimented Bright's professional technical support staff, mentioning a fast response time and the ability to solve multiple issues in a single day. This is of great importance due to he limited funding that system administrators receive and the need to make the most of the time they have for the projects.

Bright Cluster Manager software will be used on the UND condominium cluster, as well as the general research cluster for projects that include computational chemistry, health analytics, image analysis, machine learning, and weather and climate simulation. In the future, the university plans to use Bright OpenStack deployment, which will allow HPC computer scientists to build and tear down their own customized clusters. It is also looking into the possibility of a Bright OpenStack-based private cloud in order to support the big data projects that are being done via its Computational Research Center in partnership with other organizations.

Bright Computing is pleased to welcome the University of North Dakota into the fold. UND joins a prestigious list of clients, including those in the global academic, governmental, manufacturing, healthcare, financial, energy, and pharmaceutical sectors. If you're looking to deploy and manage HPC clusters, we can help. For more information, contact us.