AMAX Partners with Bright Computing to Maximize HPC Throughput


AMAX enhances full range of ClusterMax HPC systems with Bright Cluster Manager software to speed configuration and radically ease system management

By Bright Staff | Oct 12, 2010 3:00:00 PM |



San Jose, California — Bright Computing, a leader in cluster management software and services for high-performance computing (HPC), and AMAX, a leader in HPC solutions, announced today that AMAX ClusterMax™ series cluster systems are now available with Bright Cluster Manager® pre-installed. AMAX's powerful cluster systems can now be installed and operational within hours, and managed through a single, easy to use graphical user interface. Bright Cluster Manager, with its extremely efficient, single daemon, also maximizes the system throughput by minimizing system management overhead, improving system performance.

The AMAX ClusterMax series is available in eight product lines optimized for specific purposes, from large-scale compute-intensive systems to servers to support cloud computing to high-speed graphical systems packed with GPUs. These powerful HPC systems can be customized to support a wide range of industry-specific applications. The ClusterMax series combined with Bright Computing Manager offers a more efficient way of managing servers to deliver high productivity, drive server consolidation, optimize virtualization applications, and lower total cost of ownership.

"AMAX offers an impressive array of cluster systems, and have demonstrated great success in serving the demanding needs of their customers," said Dr. Matthijs van Leeuwen, CEO of Bright Computing. "AMAX ClusterMax systems, coupled with Bright Cluster Manager, enable their customers to get the most computing for their investment. And they will see this benefit quickly, as Bright Cluster Manager will reduce configuration and setup time to hours, instead of weeks."

"Our customers have benefited greatly from the AMAX ClusterMax series, often achieving orders of magnitude in terms of processing power and improvements in scalability and performance," said Jean Shih, President at AMAX. "By combining Bright Computing's strong software technology with AMAX's high-performance ClusterMax platform, we now have a greater competitive advantage of this growing HPC market segment by offering our customers a complete and more intuitive supercomputing platform."

AMAX will be demonstrating their latest ClusterMax series HPC solutions with Bright Cluster Manager software at SEG 2010, in Denver, Colorado, from October 17-20, 2010.

About Bright Computing

Bright Computing is a specialist in cluster management software and services for high-performance computing (HPC). 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 Intel/AMD processors with GPGPU technology. Bright's minimal footprint enables HPC systems to be utilized to their maximum potential, from departmental clusters to Top500 systems. Bright Cluster Manager is the cluster management solution of choice for many research institutes, universities, and companies across the world, including several Top500 installations. Bright Computing has its head office in San Jose, California.

About AMAX

Founded in 1979, AMAX is the leading provider of high performance computing and comprehensive appliance manufacturing solutions. The company applies a unique combination of engineering expertise with an open standards-based approach to dramatically increase IT infrastructure ROI for a broad range of customers. Global organizations, including some of the world.s best-known brands, use AMAX offerings to solve complex computing challenges, meet product development demands, integrate virtualization applications, reduce energy consumption, and stay competitive. AMAX is proud to be ISO 9001 Certified and China Compulsory Certified. The company headquarters is in Fremont, CA with offices in Richardson, TX, Taipei, Taiwan, and Suzhou and Shanghai, China.

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For more information:

Bright Computing, Inc.
Mr. Mark Blessing
2880 Zanker Road, Suite 203
San Jose, CA 95134
Tel: +1 781 910 2065