Bright Cluster Manager Selected as Part of HPC Cluster Research Grant at St. Louis University


Silicon Mechanics spearheaded HPC grant competition; 200 North American universities applied to win fully-configured cluster

By Bright Staff | Jun 27, 2012 3:00:00 PM |



San Jose, California — Bright Computing today announced that Bright Cluster Manager® 6.0 was selected as part of an HPC cluster research grant awarded to St. Louis University (SLU). The university is the winner of a high-performance computer cluster donated by Silicon Mechanics, and its vendor partners Bright Computing, AMD, Kingston Technologies, NVIDIA, QLogic, Supermicro and Seagate.

Bright Cluster Manager is increasingly the solution of choice for academic institutions looking to minimize system management efforts in favor of focusing on research. Bright provides a single, totally integrated solution for provisioning, scheduling, monitoring and managing clusters, all within a single graphical user interface (GUI) or via its Cluster Management Shell. Bright also automatically cloud-enables the university’s cluster, making it easy to extend this system into Amazon EC2 for additional capacity, and manage these cloud resources as part of their local system.

SLU will use the next-generation hardware to support research in several academic departments: Digital Theology, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Business and Computer Science. The Center for Digital Theology, for example, will research paleography, using the cluster to process large sets of digital images of pre-modern manuscripts. The Biology Department will more efficiently analyze the large amounts of data associated with studying climate change in the Andes Mountains, while the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department will run simulations of parachute and cargo drops. Bright’s image-based provisioning makes it extremely fast and easy to reconfigure the SLU cluster to best support the unique computing requirements of these departments.

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