Bright Computing to Release Version 7.2 of Bright Cluster Manager for HPC, Bright Cluster Manager for Big Data, and Bright OpenStack in January 2016


The new release, announced at SC15, includes enhancements to further reduce the complexity of managing clustered infrastructure

By Bright Staff | Nov 17, 2015 7:00:00 AM |



San Jose, California — Bright Computing, the leading provider of hardware-agnostic cluster and cloud management software, announces that it will release Version 7.2 of its industry-leading Bright Cluster Manager software solutions, including Bright Cluster Manager for HPCBright Cluster Manager for Big Data, and Bright OpenStack in January 2016. The release announcement was made at Bright Computing’s booth, #1815, at SC15, taking place November 15-20, 2015, in Austin, Texas.

“At Bright Computing, we are dedicated to continuously enhancing our product offerings based upon feedback from our users and the newest trends in the industry,” said Dr. Matthijs van Leeuwen, founder and CEO of Bright Computing. “The enhancements made in Version 7.2 respond to the growing trends we have observed, in which users want to run HPC workloads as well as big data analytics in the same clustered or cloud infrastructure.”

The updates will include more than a dozen features that simplify OpenStack deployment, add built-in integration functionality, and greatly improve Big Data integration, including support for the latest releases from Apache, Cloudera, and Hortonworks. Among other enhancements, the updates to Version 7.2 include improved integration with Puppet to simplify fine-grained control over individual nodes, ZFS support to provide a robust alternative to BtrFS for software image revision control, support for Intel Omni-Path, and integration with Docker, Kubernetes, and OpenStack Liberty.

As users demand flexibility to run workloads on either bare metal, virtualized machines, or in containerized environments, Bright has focused on developing a complete infrastructure with this critical flexibility. “Our management solutions offer a single pane of glass management for hardware, operating system, software, and users. Administrators can offload the workload to a public cloud or to a mixed environment, with some servers run on-premises and some in the cloud,” van Leeuwen added.

More information about the Bright management software product updates will be available after the official product release in January.

About Bright Computing

Bright Computing is the leading provider of hardware-agnostic cluster and cloud management software in the world. Bright Cluster Manager® provides a unified solution for the provisioning, scheduling, monitoring, and management of HPC clusters, Hadoop clusters, and OpenStack clouds, and has a presence in more than 500 data centers around the world. Bright Computing’s customer base includes global academic, governmental, financial, healthcare, manufacturing, oil/gas/energy, and pharmaceutical organizations such as Boeing, Intel, NASA, Stanford University, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Bright partners with Amazon, Cisco, Cray, Dell, Intel, and other industry experts to bring customers the greatest access to leading-edge cluster, server and cloud technology possible.

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For more information

Bright Computing, Inc.
Mr. Lionel Gibbons
2880 Zanker Road, Suite 203
San Jose, CA 95134
Tel: +1 408 337 6076


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