GWDG Chooses Bright Computing and transtec AG to Enhance High Performance Computing Environment


By Bright Staff | Jul 15, 2015 7:00:00 AM |



ISC, Frankfurt, Germany — Bright Computing, the leader in high performance infrastructure management solutions for cloud, big data and HPC, today announced that its software has been chosen by GWDG; the Society for Scientific Data Processing that provides a shared computing and IT competence center for Georg August University and the Max Planck Society, in Göttingen, Germany. 

GWDG specializes in advancing scientific research infrastructures, and has a long history operating and administrating parallel computers. 

At GWDG, every time a new high performance computing (HPC) project is planned, a new tender is released and hardware is chosen based on its suitability to the project. As a result of this open technology contract, there are often many different types of hardware in operation at the datacenter, most of which include a custom management interface. GWDG is addressing the challenge of simultaneously operating multiple HPC clusters from a number of disparate, non-integrated cluster management platforms, by deploying Bright Cluster Manager® to overarch the entire HPC infrastructure and consolidate their four clusters into a single management platform and view. 

Bright’s partner, transtec, provided configuration support to help optimize the solution. transtec’s deep knowledge includes a dynamic combination of benchmarking and installation services. Going forward, whenever a new HPC project is put into operation, it will automatically interoperate with Bright and also be easily managed from Bright’s infrastructure management platform. As a result, GWDG’s HPC clusters are easier to monitor through a central management interface.


Christian Boehme, HPC Manager, GWDG, commented; “Bright has centralized the management of our HPC environment, absorbing complexity and promoting ease of use. It’s fast to deploy and allows us to do more with less.” 

Anastassios Kazakidis, Account Manager, transtec AG, added; “Bright adds great value to transtec customers, improving the customer experience and strengthening relationships.”

Dietmar Fuchs, Sales Director, DACH, CEE, Russia & CIS at Bright Computing, said; “Working in partnership with transtec, we are delighted to be able to provide organizations across Europe future-proof HPC infrastructure management solutions, to improve interoperability, simplify administration, and centralize operations.”

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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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