Institute of Aircraft Design at the University of Stuttgart Selects Bright Cluster Manager for its HPC Data Center


By Bright Staff | Dec 15, 2014 3:00:00 PM |



San Jose, California — Bright Computing, a leading provider of management solutions for clusters and clouds, today announced that it is providing Bright Cluster Manager® software to the Institute of Aircraft Design at the University of Stuttgart for use in its high performance computing (HPC) data center. The university says that Bright’s user-friendly interface was the primary reason for its selection.

The Institute of Aircraft Design in Stuttgart uses its HPC cluster for computer-aided engineering, simulations, and construction calculations. The data center has grown steadily over the years, as has the complexity of the cluster. Previously, the University used Open Source Cluster Application Resources (OSCAR) to manage, install, configure, and monitor the cluster, but found that solution complicated. This complexity made managing the cluster time consuming and costly. The newly adopted Bright Cluster Manager has a very user-friendly graphical user interface (GUI) that allows users to handle management and configuration tasks more efficiently.


“Installing, configuring, monitoring and managing a high performance computing cluster is a difficult job if you don’t have the right tools,” says cluster manager Alexander Schön of the technical staff of the Institute for Aircraft Design of the University of Stuttgart. “Bright Cluster Manager is exceptionally user friendly and allows us to do basic management tasks quickly and efficiently.”

“Many of the high performance computing clusters at universities are managed with Bright Cluster Manager, and ease-of-use plays a major role when customers are looking for a solution,” says Mr. Lee Carter, Director of EMEA at Bright Computing. “Many of the management tasks that would otherwise take up a lot of people’s time, or had to be done by expensive third parties, can easily be done by our customers themselves with Bright. Bright frees up people’s time so they can get on with their work. We are delighted that the Institute has selected us for its cluster management needs, and look forward to serving them.”

About the University of Stuttgart

The University of Stuttgart is a technical university that is world famous for its research in the field of information technologies and product development. The University was founded in 1829 and has developed over the years into a modern, results-driven institute where a variety of technical and physiological subjects are being investigated.

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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