GraphStream Selects Bright Cluster Manager for Next-Generation GPU-Accelerated HPC Systems


Delivers turn-key scalable systems with the leading GPU-cluster management software

By Bright Staff | Nov 2, 2010 4:00:00 PM |



San Jose, California — Bright Computing, a leader in cluster management software for high-performance computing (HPC), announced today that GraphStream Incorporated, the pioneering supplier of GPU-accelerated HPC systems, is now shipping Bright Cluster Manager® as an integral part of its new generation of scalable platforms. The new GraphStream systems incorporate the latest NVIDIA® Tesla™ and Quadro® GPUs, and deliver unprecedented efficiency for both computation and visualization.

"Bright Cluster Manager is a key component of GraphStream's new platforms," said Teri Dunwoody, CEO of GraphStream. "From pre-shipment configuration and testing, through system commissioning and production operations at our customers' sites, GraphStream and Bright Computing are working together to transform the concept of turn-key HPC systems from a mere marketing claim into reality."

GraphStream partnered with NVIDIA in 2003 to deliver the world's first commercially-integrated GPU-based HPC clusters, and since then has deployed many of the world's most powerful systems of this type. GraphStream's superior depth of experience and in-house systems-engineering expertise specific to scalable GPU-accelerated computing, combined with global support capabilities up to 24x7x365 4-hour mission-critical on-site response now covering more than 50 countries, contributes to a compelling value proposition.

"Bright Cluster Manager was the clear choice for the new GraphStream platforms," added Dunwoody. "Compared with other cluster management software options, Bright Cluster Manager leaves more system resources available for applications, and the single per-node daemon enables efficient scaling to much larger node counts. Additionally, Bright's intuitive GUI and scriptable command-line interface provide system administrators with an unprecedented level of visibility and control."

"Bright Computing is pleased to work with GraphStream to deliver a new generation of HPC systems. These platforms combine the power of GPUs with the world's most advanced management software, to set a new standard for operational efficiency and ease of use," said Dr. Matthijs van Leeuwen, CEO of Bright Computing. "With a rapidly expanding base of applications that can take advantage of GPUs, it is now possible to speed application performance 2x, 100x or even faster — truly revolutionary performance improvements, and at price points available to a much broader base of mainstream technical-computing users."

About GraphStream

GraphStream Incorporated is a leading supplier of advanced scalable GPU-accelerated data processing, networking, and storage systems, and associated services. Each GraphStream system is individually configured to support specific application requirements more efficiently than competing alternatives, from integrated deskside workstations up to large-scale HPC clusters and cloud-server farms. GraphStream has delivered scalable GPU-accelerated systems to more than 250 commercial, government, and education sites worldwide, including cluster installations at US DoE National Laboratories: Argonne, Idaho, Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, and Sandia. GraphStream has its headquarters in Belmont, California.

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 large-scale systems. Bright Cluster Manager is the management solution of choice for many research institutes, universities, and companies across the world, including several Top500 installations. Bright Cluster Manager is an official Intel Cluster Ready component and fully complies with the Intel® Cluster Ready specification. Bright Computing has its headquarters in San Jose, California.

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