Bright Computing and China HPC Technologies Power Astronomical Research at China’s Purple Mountain Observatory


By Bright Staff | Dec 21, 2011 3:00:00 PM |



San Jose, California and Shanghai,China — Bright Computing today announced that Purple Mountain Observatory (PMO) has selected Bright Cluster Manager® for its high performance computing (HPC) cluster. The observatory is using the supercomputer to study the origins of the solar system, the universe, and life itself. Specifically, Bright will be used to manage the cluster that supports PMO’s research into dark matter, dark energy, and black hole compact objects. PMO is also the first installation of Bright Cluster Manager by China HPC Technologies Co. Ltd (CHPC), a Bright partner serving the Chinese market.

PMO, also known as the Zijinshan Astronomical Observatory, is China’s first modern research institute. Its graduate students are researching a wide range of topics relating to astronomy and physics, and are contributing to the knowledge base of both sciences.

The technology to support this research comes from the combination of CHPC and Bright Cluster Manager. CHPC provides software and services to address the high performance computing, complex data management, and storage needs of scientific, technical and business communities. CHPC’s technology helps users simulate climate changes, accelerate drug discovery, and assist with astrophysics simulations.

“Highperformance computing is an integral part of our research, making it possible to study and simulate dark energy, cosmology and high energy astrophysics,” said Dr. Jun Pan, professor at Purple Mountain Observatory. “With BrightComputing software, we’re able to more efficiently conduct our research — jobs run more smoothly, the system is better utilized. Bright minimizes the effort required to manage our cluster, allowing us to stay focused on science.”

“Bright Cluster Manager helps us to serve our customers better,” said Daniel Deng, CEO of CHPC. “Bright makes it easy to install and manage clusters, while keeping operating costs down.”

About China HPC Technology Co. Ltd.

CHPC is a leading provider of HPC application solutions, data management and professional IT services. CHPC partners with Bright Computing, Cray, HP, NVIDIA, SGI, TMS and others to meet the most demanding compute needs of its customers. CHPC’s solutions and services are widely used by the scientific, technical and business communities to solve challenging data-intensive computing, complex data management and mission-critical problems. CHPC is located in Shanghai, China.

About Bright Computing

Bright Computing is transforming the way clusters are managed in the modern data center. Founded in 2009, Bright’s award winning cluster management software lets users monitor and build clusters of any size that are easy to provision, operate, monitor, manage, and scale. Bright partners include Amazon, Cisco, Cray and Dell. Customers include Boeing, NASA, Roche, Stanford University and the Tokyo Institute of Technology. Bright’s technology is running in over 500 data centers all over the globe. Bright has been recognized as a Red Herring Top 100 company and a Deloitte Rising Star winner, and was named Bio-IT World’s “Best of Show.”

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